Whatever director Danny DeVito has against old ladies (remember THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN?), this comedy about a young New York City couple who face off against a sweet but diabolical senior citizen is pretty funny, in a savagely misanthropic sort of way. Frustrated in their search for an affordable Manhattan apartment, novelist Alex Rose (Ben Stiller) and his wife, Nancy (Drew Barrymore), follow their broker (Harvey Fierstein) to Brooklyn, where he promises to show them a place that's to die
for. The asking price is a little steeper than they'd had in mind, but Alex and Nancy agree that the duplex apartment, complete with enormous wood-paneled rooms, parquet...