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The Joneses (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 April 2010 (UK)
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A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

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"The Joneses", a social commentary on our consumerist society. Perfect couple Steve and Kate Jones, and their gorgeous teen-aged children Jenn and Mick, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with McMansions and all the trappings of the upper middle class. Kate is the ultimate trend setter - beautiful, sexy, dressed head-to-toe in designer labels. Steve is the admired successful businessman who has it all: a gorgeous wife, big house and an endless supply of high-tech toys. Jenn and Mick rule their new school as they embody all that is hip and trendy - cool clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all- too perfect family. Written by Publicist

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Rated R for language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$509,689 (USA) (16 April 2010)

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$1,474,508 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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Most of the High School scenes were filmed at Carlton J. Kell High School, in Marietta, Georgia (USA). Most of the background students in the school scenes were actual junior and senior students of Kell. See more »

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In the final scene, as the car pulls away on the supposedly empty road at night, you can see the reflection on the front of the car of police light bars coming from off camera. See more »

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[first lines]
Steve Jones: Man, this thing rides smooth!
Kate Jones: It's very nice.
Steve Jones: Yes, it's like riding on the ass of an angel. I mean, I wish I could have sold a crossover like this, I wouldn't have been able to keep them in stock.
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Teenage
Written by Chantal Claret, Boots Ottestad and Peter Yanowitz
Performed by Morningwood
Courtesy of MTV Networks, a Division of Viacom International Inc./Morningwood Records
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Great film - see it if you like things like Thank You for Smoking
15 May 2010 | by (Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

One of the few times I've been able to leave a full-price theater thinking that it was totally worth it. I hadn't seen any previews or trailers (watching TV on the web means that my ad exposure is *very* skewed), so I had only the teensy summary on the movie theater website to go by. Thus, I can't speak to others' criticisms of the movie not living up to the hype.

It's not super-dark, and I don't think that it goes far enough to be considered truly satirical, particularly given the fact that some of the characters experience a type of redemption, but it's one of the most self-aware movies I've seen in ages.

I tried to think of more movies like TYFS to include for comparison, but am coming up short. Therefore, all I can say is that I'd love to see more movies that merge cynical/comedic/dramatic elements so thoroughly.


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