History Film / Duplex

30th May '17 10:06:53 AM marcoasalazarm
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* CringeComedy: From the moment they get into the house, it's a barrage of misery so unending that they quite willingly decide to hire a hit-man to kill Mrs. Connely, [[GodzillaThreashold because as long as she's alive and being a center point of said misery, it just doesn't looks like any options can really make it any worse.]]

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* CringeComedy: From the moment they get into the house, it's a barrage of misery so unending that they quite willingly decide to hire a hit-man to kill Mrs. Connely, [[GodzillaThreashold [[GodzillaThreshold because as long as she's alive and being a center point of said misery, it just doesn't looks like any options can really make it any worse.]]
30th May '17 10:06:42 AM marcoasalazarm
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%% * BitchInSheepsClothing: Mrs. Connely.
%% * ButtMonkey: Alex. Well, he IS played by Creator/BenStiller.

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%% * BitchInSheepsClothing: Mrs. Connely.
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Connely. Not only is she a high-class slave driver that constantly pesters for help, but [[spoiler:then it turns out that she is part of the scam... maybe even the leader.]]
* ButtMonkey: Alex.Alex gets the absolute worst of the physical punishment amongst the couple, up to and including getting nearly shot with the spear gun. Well, he IS played by Creator/BenStiller.



%% * CringeComedy: Happens often in the first half of the movie, and a bit later as well.
%% * HarmlessElectrocution: Barrymore's character, Nancy.

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%% * CringeComedy: Happens often in From the first half of moment they get into the movie, house, it's a barrage of misery so unending that they quite willingly decide to hire a hit-man to kill Mrs. Connely, [[GodzillaThreashold because as long as she's alive and being a bit later as well.
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center point of said misery, it just doesn't looks like any options can really make it any worse.]]
* HarmlessElectrocution: Barrymore's character, Nancy, tries to fix a faulty power plug on Mrs. Connelly's flat and gets electrocuted for it with the typical funny fro and being tossed a few feet backward. In her defense, she ''did'' asked Mrs. Connelly to shut down the power while she worked on it... only for her to turn it back on without warning Nancy.



%% * MostWritersAreWriters: Alex is a writer.

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%% * MostWritersAreWriters: Alex is a writer.writer. The horrors he suffers not only provide him a hefty amount of writer's block, but when he actually manages to power through Mrs. Connelly's constant pestering to finish his book, Mrs. Connelly accidentally tosses his laptop to the street where it gets run over by a truck, and he is unable to even try to get it fixed before his deadline, which gets him fired by his publisher.



%% * {{Oireland}}: Mrs Connelly complete with bad Irish accent and yes, there are stereotypes which'll make Irish people vomit.

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%% * {{Oireland}}: Mrs Connelly Mrs. Connelly, complete with bad Irish accent and yes, there are stereotypes which'll make Irish people vomit.one scene where she annoys Alex and Nancy by performing river dance upstairs.



%% * ProfessionalKiller: Chick the hitman, who has a legitimate job as a pornographer.

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%% * ProfessionalKiller: Chick the hitman, who has a legitimate job as a pornographer.pornographer. He becomes important to the plot at the end when Alex and Nancy, fed up with Mrs. Connelly and seriously thinking it can't get any worse, sell all of the stuff they have remaining and drain their (critically low, thanks to Mrs. Connelly) bank accounts to be able to afford his fee.
22nd Mar '17 7:20:17 AM Malady
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* OneWordTitle: In combination with ThePlace, one of its known titles is ''Duplex'', about the duplex the characters live in.
* ThePlace: In combination with OneWordTitle, one of its known titles is ''Duplex'', about the duplex the characters live in, and the UK title is ''Our House'', which is an example of this trope.
22nd Feb '17 1:54:12 PM Mdumas43073
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It features a young couple, Alex (Stiller) and Nancy (Barrymore), who move into a brownstone duplex in Brooklyn, where an [[CoolOldLady elderly tenant]] named Mrs. Connelly (Eileen Essell) is giving them hell. She sends both of them on a myriad of errands, keeps them up all night (every night), gets them fired from their jobs, and lowers the value of the property with each passing day.

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It features a young couple, Alex (Stiller) and Nancy (Barrymore), who move into a brownstone duplex in Brooklyn, where an [[CoolOldLady elderly tenant]] tenant named Mrs. Connelly (Eileen Essell) is starts giving them hell. She sends both of them on a myriad of errands, keeps them up all night (every night), gets them fired from their jobs, and lowers the value of the property with each passing day.
22nd Feb '17 1:52:48 PM Mdumas43073
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''Duplex'' is a 2003 comedy film directed by Creator/DannyDeVito, starring Creator/BenStiller and Creator/DrewBarrymore.

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''Duplex'' is a 2003 comedy BlackComedy film directed by Creator/DannyDeVito, starring Creator/BenStiller and Creator/DrewBarrymore.
22nd Feb '17 1:50:44 PM Mdumas43073
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Duplex is a 2003 Comedy Film staring Creator/BenStiller and Creator/DrewBarrymore, and Directed by Creator/{{Danny DeVito}}.

It features a young couple who move in to a Duplex in Brooklyn, where an old [[CoolOldLady tenant]] is giving them hell. The tenant sends both of the couple on a myriad of errands, keeps them up all night (every night), gets them fired from their jobs, and lowers the value of the property with each passing day.

Since they can't get rid of the sweet old lady because of [[FriendsRentControl Rent Control]], they try to coerce her out of the apartment, eventually turning to less friendly methods... and getting clumsier and clumsier the more they escalate.

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\nDuplex ''Duplex'' is a 2003 Comedy Film staring comedy film directed by Creator/DannyDeVito, starring Creator/BenStiller and Creator/DrewBarrymore, and Directed by Creator/{{Danny DeVito}}.Creator/DrewBarrymore.

It features a young couple couple, Alex (Stiller) and Nancy (Barrymore), who move in to into a Duplex brownstone duplex in Brooklyn, where an old [[CoolOldLady elderly tenant]] named Mrs. Connelly (Eileen Essell) is giving them hell. The tenant She sends both of the couple them on a myriad of errands, keeps them up all night (every night), gets them fired from their jobs, and lowers the value of the property with each passing day.

Since they can't get rid of the sweet old lady because of [[FriendsRentControl Rent Control]], they rent control]], Alex and Nancy try to coerce her out of the apartment, eventually turning to less friendly methods... and getting clumsier and clumsier the more they escalate.escalate.
26th Apr '16 8:50:59 PM Anddrix
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mrs. Connely.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: You start with Officer Dan who you think is just a [[PoliceBrutality unnecessarily violent]] JerkAss, but later you find it out it's [[spoiler: [[DirtyCop intentional]] to scare Alex and Nancy into leaving.]]
* ButtMonkey: Alex. Well, he IS played by Creator/BenStiller.

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\n* BadCopIncompetentCop: You start with Officer Dan who you think is just a [[PoliceBrutality unnecessarily violent]] JerkAss, but later you find it out it's [[spoiler:[[DirtyCop intentional]] to scare Alex and Nancy into leaving]].
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Mrs. Connely.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: You start with Officer Dan who you think is just a [[PoliceBrutality unnecessarily violent]] JerkAss, but later you find it out it's [[spoiler: [[DirtyCop intentional]] to scare Alex and Nancy into leaving.]]
%% * ButtMonkey: Alex. Well, he IS played by Creator/BenStiller.



* CringeComedy: Happens often in the first half of the movie, and a bit later as well.
* HarmlessElectrocution: Barrymore's character, Nancy.

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%% * CringeComedy: Happens often in the first half of the movie, and a bit later as well.
%% * HarmlessElectrocution: Barrymore's character, Nancy.



* MostWritersAreWriters: Alex is a writer.
** OneHourWorkWeek: Averted. Alex tries to work all the time, but he is interrupted by Mrs. Connelly.
* {{Narrator}}: Creator/{{Danny DeVito}}, who also directed the movie, is narrating it.
* {{Oireland}}: Mrs Connelly complete with bad Irish accent and yes, there are stereotypes which'll make Irish people vomit.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mrs Connelly has the worst Irish accent since Creator/BradPitt. The worst part is we have to listen to it throughout the whole movie!
* ProfessionalKiller: Chick the hitman, who has a legitimate job as a [[StockSuperheroDayJobs pornographer]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: Often said to be so to Danny [=DeVito's=] own ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Mrs. Connelly is discovered to be both alive and in fact she is the mother of Kenneth, the Duplex real estate agent, and in fact it's a RealEstateScam to make them sell the house cheaper then they bought it.]]

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%% * MostWritersAreWriters: Alex is a writer.
** OneHourWorkWeek: Averted. Alex tries to work all the time, but he is interrupted by Mrs. Connelly.
* {{Narrator}}: Creator/{{Danny DeVito}}, Creator/DannyDeVito, who also directed the movie, is narrating it.
%% * {{Oireland}}: Mrs Connelly complete with bad Irish accent and yes, there are stereotypes which'll make Irish people vomit.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mrs Connelly has the worst Irish accent since Creator/BradPitt. The worst part is we have to listen to it throughout the whole movie!
%% * ProfessionalKiller: Chick the hitman, who has a legitimate job as a [[StockSuperheroDayJobs pornographer]].pornographer.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Mrs. Connelly is discovered to be both alive and in fact she is the mother of Kenneth, the Duplex real estate agent, and in fact it's a RealEstateScam to make them sell the house cheaper then they bought it]].

%% * SpiritualSuccessor: Often said to be so to Danny [=DeVito's=] own ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Mrs. Connelly is discovered to be both alive and in fact she is the mother of Kenneth, the Duplex real estate agent, and in fact it's a RealEstateScam to make them sell the house cheaper then they bought it.]]----
26th Apr '16 8:38:35 PM Anddrix
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* MarketBasedTitle: The UK title is "Our House".
26th Apr '16 2:19:30 PM Gerryfromderry
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mrs Connelly has the worst Irish accent since Brad Pitt. The worst part is we have to listen to it throughout the whole movie!

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Mrs Connelly has the worst Irish accent since Brad Pitt.Creator/BradPitt. The worst part is we have to listen to it throughout the whole movie!
26th Apr '16 2:07:46 PM Gerryfromderry
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* {{Oireland}}: Mrs Connelly complete with bad Irish accent and yes, there are stereotypes which'll make Irish people vomit.
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