Duplex (2003) We rented this on the strength of it being directed by Danny de Vito, whose dark sense of humor syncs closely with mine. I thought The War of the Roses was a masterpiece, and Throw Momma From the Train was brilliant. We even liked Death to Smoochy, and were apparently just about the only ones who did. But this is a mess. After spending almost an hour with Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller, a totally unsympathetic couple, we switched off the DVD.