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The Joneses (2009)

R  |   |  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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Some families are too good to be true See more »

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

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Amor por contrato  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Steve is walking down a road, the cars passing him are on the wrong side - they come over the hill on the wrong side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[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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At the beginning of the end credits, the photos of several "icon families" are shown, popping out on a world map. See more »


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All of the Above
Written by Daniel Collas
Performed by The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Courtesy of Friendly Fire Recordings
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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A clever comedy that gets you thinking
23 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before I saw this film, I really didn't know what to expect, but then as I started watching, it really delivered. David Duchovny and Demi Moore are fantastic as Kate and Steve Jones, the seemingly perfect couple in the ridiculously perfect neighborhood. I especially liked the way in which the director, Derrick Borte, conveyed a feeling to the audience that something just isn't quite right with this family. This movie really makes you think about what you buy and why exactly you buy it. It was highly entertaining and also had an important and rather satirical message about American consumerism and the art of "keeping up with the Joneses."


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