A man (Ben Stiller) becomes jealous of his wealthy friend (Jack Black).
Tim (Ben Stiller) has a chance to invest in Vapoorizer, the latest harebrained venture by his friend Nick (Jack Black). While the details are sketchy, Nick claims it's a chemical that can make any substance disappear. Not expecting Vapoorizer to amount to much, Tim declines -- only to watch the product become enormously profitable. While Tim's life falls apart, Nick's gets better, leading to an unspoken tension between the pair, until the mysterious J-Man (Christopher Walken) gets involved.