Duplex – Edited

Theatrical Release: March 25, 2005
DVD Release: March 25, 2005


In terms of living the American Dream, Alex (BEN STILLER) and Nancy (DREW BARRYMORE) have it pretty good. They’re a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. But their new home comes with one feature they didn’t expect: an upstairs rent-controlled tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who isn’t quite as easy going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare. It’s then that they start to wonder: if they can’t move Mrs. Connelly out, there must be some other way around it.

Dove Review

I enjoyed this movie. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore work really well together and the whole plot of the movie seems new and refreshing. This movie was originally rated PG-13 when it came out for sexual content, language, and violence. The edited version removed the language to where nothing offensive or vulgar is said. Some of the sexual content has been removed and the only thing that is shown is the married couple in bed kissing, and it was hinted at that they were trying to have a baby. The violence in this movie is more physical humor than offensive graphic violence. The little old lady falls down the stairs, Ben Stiller slips on some ice, and the couple hits each other to cause a distraction. So all in all there is no offensive material in the edited version of Duplex.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Sex is hinted at when the married couple are lying in their bed kissing and they say that they want to try to have a baby. There is nothing shown.
Language: All of the offensive and vulgar language has been edited out.
Violence: Lady falling down the stairs, man slipping on ice, couple faking beating each other up, couple hires a hit man to get rid of the old lady upstairs, man shot in the shoulder with a harpoon gun. All of the violence is supposed to be comedic and not graphic or offensive
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Miramax
Writer: Larry Doyle
Director: Danny DeVito
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 97 min.
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens