It's for the neighbor with everything.

"C'est la vie, as the Romans say."

Nick Vanderpark

Envy

Release Date: April 30, 2004

Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents) and Jack Black star in the outrageous comedy Envy, under the direction of Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson.

Tim (Stiller) and Nick (Black) are best friends, neighbors and co-workers, whose equal footing is suddenly tripped up when one of Nick's harebrained get-rich-quick schemes actually succeeds: Vapoorizer, a spray that literally makes dog poop, or any other kind for that matter, evaporate into thin air—to where exactly is anyone's guess. Tim, who had poo-pooed Nick's idea and passed on an opportunity to get in on the deal, can only watch as Nick's fortune­ and Tim's own envy-grow to equally outrageous proportions. The flames of jealousy are fanned by an oddball drifter who takes it upon himself to help fix Tim's situation, but only causes Tim's life to careen more wildly out of control...and Nick's with it.

The film also stars Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler, and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (MouseHunt, Catch Me If You Can).

Barry Levinson directed Envy from an original screenplay by Steve Adams. Levinson also produced the film with his longtime collaborator Paula Weinstein. Mary McLaglen served as executive producer.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • BEN STILLER,
  • JACK BLACK,
  • RACHEL WEISZ,
  • AMY POEHLER,
  • CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
DIRECTOR
  • BARRY LEVINSON
SCREENWRITER
  • STEVE ADAMS
PRODUCERS
  • BARRY LEVINSON,
  • PAULA WEINSTEIN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • TIM MAURICE-JONES
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • VICTOR KEMPSTER
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • GLORIA GRESHAM
EDITORS
  • BLAIR DAILY,
  • STU LINDER
COMPOSER
  • MARK MOTHERSBAUGH