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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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Action | Comedy

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

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Keeping Up with Jones  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,461,475, 23 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,896,798, 23 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,939,621, 26 December 2016
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Trivia

According to website Cinema Blend, actors Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis actually "are old friends". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Natalie Jones: The first rule of being a spy is not to be in love with your partner.
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Connections

References The Good Wife (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

THAT'S HOW I GOT TO MEMPHIS
Written and Performed by Tom T. Hall
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Average Affair with Some Big Laughs,
14 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Keeping Up with the Joneses is a good movie with a reasonably well developed plot and a fantastic comedic cast. The highlight of the film is certainly the connection and chemistry between the four main cast members, all of the individual relationships between Zach Galifanakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot is what makes this movie watchable. They all have great comedic timing with one another, it was clear they had trust in each other.

I did feel the plot did not go as far as a viewer would expect a film about spies to go. The final act is very underwhelming, as we are expecting this big blow out, but it actually ends up being very straight forward and predictable, nothing shocking or truly exciting really occurs.

As well as that, it simply is not as funny as it should have been. I had higher hopes with a cast like this, I was expecting a laugh a minute sort of movie, but there are several scenes without a single good joke in there. The writing came across as somewhat lazy, as if they gave up halfway through.

It does show that a film that is verging on mediocrity can be saved simply by the sincere chemistry between its lead cast. While it is certainly flawed, Keeping up with the Joneses is still mindless fun, worth the watch if you are looking for a good comedy, but do not go out of your way to see it.

A suburban couple discover their new neighbours are undercover spies.

Best Performance: Jon Hamm


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