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Duplex

Duplex

Date: Nov 05 2003

簡介

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In the new movie Duplex (2003), Alex (Ben Stiller) and Nancy (Drew Barrymore) are living the American Dream. They are a young, happy couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one they like, it comes with one feature they didn’t expect – an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who isn’t quite as easy-going as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to deteriorate, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare.  
Listen in to Beth and Miguel’s recent conversation to learn more about Duplex.

Dialog

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Miguel

Miguel

Beth

Beth

Miguel:  Hey Beth, I remember you telling me about a movie that you said was really hilarious. What, do you remember what that was?

Beth:  Yeah, it was Duplex. It was a film with Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller. It was so funny. I had, uh, very… I didn’t really know anything about the movie and it just blew me away. It was so funny.

Miguel:  So, why? What’s so funny about it? Is it the story or the characters or what?

Beth:  Definitely the characters and some of the scenes were hysterical, where everything sort of goes wrong, but then just when you think it can’t get any worse, something even bigger happens that just makes you laugh so hard.

Miguel:  That sounds good. So, are, uh, Drew Barrymoore and Ben Stiller, like, a couple in the movie?

Beth:  Yeah. They’re a couple and they buy a duplex and it turns out to be sort of a money pit and they keep having all these problems with the home and the – there’s a woman who lives in it. So, it’s just really great.

Miguel:  So I’m getting the message that I should see this movie.

Beth:  You definitely should see that movie.

 

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討論

After seeing the previews, I didn’t really have any interest in Duplex. However, Beth is starting to convince me that it might be worth seeing. It sounds like it’s kind of a stupid movie, but stupid in a funny way. It’s probably in the same vein as other Ben Stiller movies like There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents and Zoolander.
I do really like Drew Barrymore. She’s great in the Charlie’s Angels movies. So, maybe Duplex will be good. I’ll give it a shot.
See you at the movies!
Anna

 

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

funny and cool movie:)

10:49 AM Jan 09 2009 |

_NERON_

_NERON_

Azerbaijan

i have not watch this move yet..but if there is Ben stiller that move can,t be bad

07:38 PM Feb 14 2008 |

_NERON_

_NERON_

Azerbaijan

i have not watch this move yetbut if there is Ben stiller that move can,t be bad

07:34 PM Feb 14 2008 |

clintonhenry

Brazil

it very good

he is very hillarious movie

 

02:06 PM Feb 14 2008 |

mujji

mujji

Pakistan

Great

03:54 AM Feb 14 2008 |

mayongmy

mayongmy

China

why?

06:04 AM Feb 13 2008 |

Jennycui

Jennycui

China

I am sorry that I rarely go to the movie. It must be funny and I wish I could see it the share my feeling here with all of you.

02:05 AM Feb 13 2008 |

allen5566

China

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09:09 AM Feb 12 2008 |

allen5566

China

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09:09 AM Feb 12 2008 |

allen5566

China

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09:09 AM Feb 12 2008 |

allen5566

China

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09:09 AM Feb 12 2008 |

Geoge Wang

Geoge Wang

China

Moreover, I had watched a movie in which Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore stared " 50 first dates ". And it is one of the best comic film I've ever watched.

05:50 AM Feb 12 2008 |

Geoge Wang

Geoge Wang

China

Has Ben Stiller ever act in a film with Adam Sandler?

I think it would be interesting if so. 

05:44 AM Feb 12 2008 |

ai ya ya

ai ya ya

China

Laughing

02:38 PM Feb 11 2008 |

jonwangh

jonwangh

China

to be frank, it's not my cup of tea!

05:41 AM Feb 09 2008 |

漳州卤面

漳州卤面

China

Althougth I never heard of this movies , I think it must be well worth seeing since many people like it . I cannot  wait to see it , and I also have a crush on films .

02:35 AM Feb 05 2008 |

漳州卤面

漳州卤面

China

Althougth I never heard of this movies , I think it must be well worth seeing since many people like it . I cannot  wait to see it , and I also have a crush on films .

02:35 AM Feb 05 2008 |

johanne

Philippines

I'll give it a shot!

01:35 PM Feb 04 2008 |

saidami

Morocco

HI

11:27 PM Feb 02 2008 |

潇爱

China

有会中文的外国哥哥姐姐吗 我想互相交流不会的可以交流下 请教下 我你会的希望帮我解答 你们中文不懂的我可以帮你们解答谢谢  如果有玩QQ的我QQ675219521

11:31 AM Feb 01 2008 |

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