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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

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A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,461,475 (USA) (21 October 2016)

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$14,896,798 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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Greg Mottola's skill in directing the high-powered action especially impressed his producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Parkes said: "We were thrilled at how Greg delivered the action. In many comedies, action can be a silly add-on, but Greg was committed to doing it right. Those scenes are very satisfying." See more »

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Jeff's "gushing" wound at the Junetoberfest is completely healed within what seems like a few hours between cutting himself and going to bed with his wife, Karen. See more »

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Natalie Jones: The first rule of being a spy is not to be in love with your partner.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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FLUTE CONCERTO NO. 1 IN G MAJOR, K313 Performed By III. RONDO. TEMPO DI MENUETTO
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of De Wolfe Music Y.
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23 October 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. " The comedy of "Keeping Up with the Joneses" comes from exaggeration. Mottola and screenwriter Michael LeSieur play up a suburban oasis for Jeff and Karen, with the pair living an idyllic life in a beautiful home. She's an interior designer, he's a practiced corporate negotiator, and while their marriage is stable, it's become flavorless. You've seen these characters before, and the production does little to disturb expectations, highlighting sexual dysfunction in the household, with newfound summertime freedom inspiring thoughts of savage coupling, only to have the pair maintain distance out of habit. There's no twist, no larger message of love. Jeff and Karen are set up as cheerful nothings easily overwhelmed by the arrival of Tim and Natalie, who stun their neighbors with flawless style, beauty, and sophistication. They're incredible, bewitching the community with tales of international travel and the display of impressive dart-throwing skills.

Gal Gadot is always good at playing at the sexy lady and Jon Hamm was good at playing his manipulating and sly character. There's hardly any jokes that work in the movie, and if it wasn't for Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis's improvisational Comedy it would've flopped big time! The movie had one of the biggest disappointing showdowns we've ever seen. All in all, it's not a disastrous movie, but your best bet is to rent it on Netflix. 5/10. 2/5 stars.


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