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The Joneses -- A seemingly perfect couple (Moore and Duchovny) move into an upscale gated community with their equally perfect teenagers (Heard and Hollingsworth).  The Joneses have better goods and game than any other family in town. The only problem is they're not a family -- they are employees of a stealth marketing organization, and they know how to make everyone else want what they've got.

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Director:
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Randy T. Dinzler (story)
Derrick Borte (written by)
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Release Date:
23 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
They're not just living the American dream, they're selling it. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great film - see it if you like things like Thank You for Smoking See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Duchovny ... Steve Jones

Demi Moore ... Kate Jones

Amber Heard ... Jenn Jones

Ben Hollingsworth ... Mick Jones

Gary Cole ... Larry Symonds

Glenne Headly ... Summer Symonds

Lauren Hutton ... KC

Chris Williams ... Billy

Christine Evangelista ... Naomi Madsen

Robert Pralgo ... Alex Bayner (as Rob Pralgo)

Tiffany Morgan ... Melanie Bayner

Joe Narciso ... Henry

Ric Reitz ... Bob Jones

L. Warren Young ... Detective Gardner

Hayes Mercure ... Tim Madsen

Andrew DiPalma ... Will (as Andrew Di Palma)
Jenson Goins ... Ami
Norma Kuhling ... Beth (as Norma Zea Kuhling)
Jason Horgan ... Mr. Stallings

Catherine Dyer ... Sylvia

Kim Wall ... Bethany

Jennifer Van Horn ... Loretta

Jayson Warner Smith ... Maitre d'

John Atwood ... Ken

Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Mary Beth
Terrence Gibney ... Jogger

Steve Barnes ... Guy 1

Jason MacDonald ... Guy 2

Roy McCrerey ... Guy 3

Mark Oliver ... Man
Bruce Taylor ... Elderly Man

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Golfer 1
Charles Van Eman ... Golfer 2

Linden Ashby ... Golfer 3

Bill Perkins ... Black Golfer

Ron Clinton Smith ... Policeman (as R. Clinton Smith)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacob G. Akins ... Furniture Mover (uncredited)
Wendy Barlow ... (uncredited)
Danielle Barnum ... Sommelier (uncredited)
James Belyeu ... Waiter (uncredited)
Ava Lauren Borte ... Girl at country club (uncredited)
Ella Archer Borte ... Girl at Country Club (uncredited)
Sandra Kahlert Borte ... Mother at country club (uncredited)

Chrissy Chambers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bob Cousins ... Medical Examiner (uncredited)
David Feigenbaum ... Friend of the Family (uncredited)
Nicholas Giancola ... Guest at Jim's Party (uncredited)
Shaun Lynch ... Young Driving Range Guy (uncredited)
Patrick McDonald ... Video Game Student (uncredited)
Tamara McShane ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Bridget Nichols ... Guest at Jenn's Cocktail Party (uncredited)

Niko Novick ... Harry (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Country Club Patron (uncredited)

Justin Price ... Skateboarder (uncredited)
Brian Stretch ... Waiter (uncredited)

Sonya Thompson ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Christoph Vogt ... Mover (uncredited)
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Directed by
Derrick Borte 
 
Writing credits
Randy T. Dinzler (story) (as Randy Dinzler)

Derrick Borte (written by)

Produced by
Adam Betteridge .... executive producer
Derrick Borte .... producer
Scott Floyd Lochmus .... co-producer (as Scott Lochmus)
Tom Luse .... executive producer
Doug Mankoff .... producer
Juan A. Mas .... producer: Spokane unit (as Juan Mas)
Peter Principato .... executive producer
David Rogers .... executive producer
Andrew Spaulding .... producer
Jessica Stamen .... co-producer
Sheetal Vinod Talwar .... executive producer (as Sheetal V. Talwar)
Paul Young .... executive producer
Kristi Zea .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nick Urata 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Orbach (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Janice Hampton 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Shay Griffin 
 
Production Design by
Kristi Zea 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Kelly 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Galline 
 
Costume Design by
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Erdman .... personal hair stylist: Demi Moore, Spokane
Roxanne Ferguson .... key hair stylist (as H. Roxanne Ferguson)
Kelsie Gigandet .... personal hair stylist: Demi Moore
Trista Jordan .... key makeup artist: Spokane
Taylor Knight .... hair department head
Tracey Levy .... personal makeup artist: Demi Moore
Mike Meyers .... key hair stylist: Spokane
Kevin Paynther .... hair stylist
Stephanie Ponder .... makeup artist
Judy Ponder-Patton .... makeup department head (as Judy Ponder)
Donna M. Premick .... makeup department head (as Donna Premick)
Taci Van Leuven .... assistant makeup artist: Spokane (as Taci Vanleuven)
 
Production Management
Scott Floyd Lochmus .... post-production supervisor
Kathie McCallister .... post-production supervisor
Caleb Womble .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Peter Silberstein .... second second assistant director
Aaron Stewart .... first assistant director: second unit
Aaron Walters .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bil Barnes .... swing (as Bil 'Horndogger' Barnes)
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master
Arma Benoit .... props buyer
Dan Beyer .... set decorator: Spokane
Craig Binkley .... property master: Spokane
Kevin Fleming .... scenic charge
Michael Galloway .... art department production assistant
David Gunter .... swing
Michelle Ihnot .... on-set dresser
Derrick Kardos .... additional graphic artist
Mark Keever .... swing
Andrew Leary .... props assistant
Drew Meyers .... swing
Javed Noorullah .... set dresser
Katrina Rice .... props
Ryan Shelor .... props
Angela J. Smith .... on-set dresser: Spokane
Andy G. Strauss .... picture car coordinator
Cedar Valentine .... art department coordinator (as E. Cedar McClure)
Richard Blake Wester .... leadman
Jay Womer .... construction
 
Sound Department
Chris Clifford .... boom operator: Spokane Unit
Charles Deenen .... sound effects editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Mary H. Ellis .... sound mixer (as Mary Ellis)
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer (as Corey Grasso)
Steven Iba .... assistant sound editor
Richard Kitting .... sound mixed by
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Jay Nierenberg .... sound designer
Jay Nierenberg .... sound supervision
Todd Niesen .... dialogue editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor
Drew Ponder .... boom operator
Jack Rametta .... adr mixer
Jose Sanchez .... sound utility
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer: Spokane Unit
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandergrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound mixed by
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
Ryan Young .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Phil Proctor .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
J. Cody Baker .... visual effects assistant
Des Carey .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Robert Brubaker .... stunt player (as Bob Brubaker)
David Paul Lord .... stunt player (as David Lord)
Anderson Martin .... stunt player
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Acox .... grip
Mark L. Anderson .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Philip A. Anderson .... assistant camera: additional photography (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Curtis Bonds Baker .... video assist
Mike Besaw .... grip
Lee Blasingame .... first assistant camera
Pete Bowman .... grip
Scott Brinson .... electrician
West Chambless .... grip
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Rick Crank .... electrician
Ross Davis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Robert 'Caz' Duffy .... second assistant camera
Seth Eltz .... grip
Ramon Engle .... additional camera
Ramon Engle .... underwater camera operator
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Dave Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
David Galbraith .... first assistant camera
Nate Heyer .... best boy electric: additional photography
Robert Kempf .... key grip
Tracy Minnis .... camera loader
Neal Norton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Neal Norton .... steadicam operator
Connor O'Malley .... electrician
Gene Page .... still photographer
James H. Pair III .... dolly grip
David Parker .... rigging electrician
Jean-Philippe Pasquier .... dolly grip
Kerry Rawlins .... grip
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Joshua Sherrill .... electrician
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Troy Toebben .... electrician
Mike Tyson .... rigging gaffer
Mike Vukas .... gaffer: additional photography
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera: splinter unit
Jon Derek Wilson .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Bryan Burra .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... costumer: David Duchovny
Rebecca Cook .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Cornwall .... wardrobe assistant
Rhonney Greene .... key costumer
Mary Linda Gruskin .... costumer
Meta Issa .... costumer
Melanie Mascioli .... costumer
Carol Sadler .... costume supervisor
Elizabeth Shelton .... associate costume designer
Eulyn Womble .... costumer: Demi Moore
 
Editorial Department
Joe Binford Jr. .... first assistant editor
Ian Kennedy .... post-production consultant
Tim Maffia .... digital color grading
Heather Mason .... editorial production assistant
David Mayer .... avid technician
Joëlle Taar .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Al Clay .... music score mixer
Al Clay .... music score producer
Vicki Hiatt .... music editor
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Lisa Jaime .... music editor
David Majzlin .... composer: stock music
Adam Peters .... orchestrator
Peter Oso Snell .... music editor
Albert Thrower .... music clearances
 
Transportation Department
Javon Adams .... driver
Shannon Freeman .... van driver
Cindy Parker .... transportation coordinator
J.L. Parker .... transportation captain
Janet Perrotti .... driver: cast trailer
Patricia Sammons .... driver
Ralph Strickland .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Shelly Bancroft .... acquisition consultant: Premiere Picture
Marjorie Chodorov .... production accountant
Chris Compton .... adr loop group
Mitch Davis .... production assistant
Ilda Diffley .... production executive: Echo Lake
Jarrett Echols .... production assistant
Travis Fowler .... assistant: Andrew Spaulding
Molly Franken .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Garrett .... financier
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Amber Grunte .... location manager
Adam Hamilton .... photo double
Adam Hamilton .... stand-in
Kent Hamilton .... insurance agent
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Meghan Johns .... assistant: Peter Principato
Kenyea Johnson .... office production assistant
Samuel Jerome Johnson .... set location production assistant
Fiona Kihlstrom .... financier
Hakan Kousetta .... production legal advisor: financing
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Lynnette Layman .... assistant: Lauren Hutton
Toney Lewis .... chef
Bill McCrillis .... chef assistant
Nan McCulloch .... food stylist
Rob Meisenholder .... co-first assistant accountant
Lisa Momberger .... assistant: Demi Moore, Spokane
Carlotta Montanari .... voice
Stephanie Morales .... key craft service
Nadia Naguib .... financier
Bridget Nichols .... stand-in: kate
John Fitzgerald Page .... stand in: Gary Cole
Elizabeth Palmore .... production assistant
Jim Pavledakes .... craft service assistant
J.P. Pettinato .... consultant to producers
Noelle M. Pflum .... production coordinator
Senia Phillips .... animal trainer
Tristan Rayos .... data IO support
Mark Reinking .... assistant: Demi Moore (as Mark 'Hunter' Reinking)
Mike Riley .... location manager
Crystle Roberson .... assistant: Derrick Borte
Allison Robin .... product placement
Rebecca Many Rosenberg .... assistant: Paul Young
Marcus Searancke .... financier
Hakim Shakoor .... chef assistant
Lisa G. Shillingburg .... first assistant accountant
Kyle Smithers .... production assistant
Mark Spencer .... key set production assistant
Stan Swofford .... medic coordinator
Alena Trower .... financier
Dana Wasdin .... set production assistant
Ricky R. Weaver .... set production assistant
Rebecca Napier White .... production assistant
Charles Williams .... location production assistant
Seth Zimmerman .... assistant location manager
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ava Lauren Borte .... special thanks
Ella Archer Borte .... special thanks
Sandra Kahlert Borte .... special thanks
John Carpenter .... the producers wish to thank
Guido Giordano .... special thanks
Paul Hook .... special thanks
Andrew Hurwitz .... special thanks
Doug MacLaren .... special thanks
David Prensky .... in memory of
Mary Vernieu .... special thanks
James Zea .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use
Runtime:
96 min
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: In the middle segment of the car crash, the film is reversed (the car spins the wrong direction).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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Movie Connections:
References "Wheel of Fortune" (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Magical PorcelainSee more »

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40 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Great film - see it if you like things like Thank You for Smoking, 15 May 2010
Author: elm_trees from Florida, United States

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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