I’ve just watched “Envy” on DVD.
I don’t know why it is categorized as comedy on IMDB. It really is not. It is a drama. With a happy ending. And it is a good drama at that. I mean, of course, two main characters are played by Ben Stiller and Jack Black, who comic actors. And one expects them to be funny. But I don’t think that this is enough to stick a comedy tag on the movie. The story behind the film is very dramatic. It is actually a classic dramatic one. And that is what counts.
Anyway, while not being a comedy, the film is still good. It is worth the time and rental money. And has nothing special for the big screen though. There is plenty of excellent acting by both Ben Stiller and Jack Black, as well as supporting Rachel Weisz and Christopher Walken. Excellent soundtrack with a theme “Envy” song and few other bits.
Verdict: 6 out of 10.