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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.
8th Sep '15 2:57:35 PM youstic
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* HarmlessElectrocution: Barrymore's character, Nancy.
25th Aug '15 8:59:28 PM Antwan
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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.

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It features a young couple who move in to a Duplex in Brooklyn, where an old [[CoolOldLady tenant]] is giving them hell.
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.






* ButtMonkey: Alex. Well, his IS played by Creator/BenStiller.

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* ButtMonkey: Alex. Well, his he IS played by Creator/BenStiller.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Often said to be so to Danny DeVito's own ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Often said to be so to Danny DeVito's [=DeVito's=] own ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''.
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