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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.

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writer:

Michael LeSieur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galifianakis ... Jeff Gaffney
Isla Fisher ... Karen Gaffney
Jon Hamm ... Tim Jones
Gal Gadot ... Natalie Jones
Patton Oswalt ... Scorpion
Ming Zhao ... Scorpion's Girlfriend
Matt Walsh ... Dan Craverston
Maribeth Monroe ... Meg Craverston
Michael Liu ... Yang
Kevin Dunn ... Carl Pronger
Dayo Abanikanda ... Cool Man
Henry Boston ... Patrick
Jack McQuaid Jack McQuaid ... Mikey
Bobby Lee ... Ricky Lu
Ying He Ying He ... Mrs. Lu
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Every couple needs a little action. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keeping Up with the Joneses See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,461,475, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$14,904,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,918,745
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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis has said of his actor co-star Jon Hamm: "You know, I've known Jon, I've known Jon before Jon was truly Jon Hamm, and he's a comedy guy. He's really funny, you know. A lot of leading type guys like that, they don't have humor. they think they do, but they don't. It's almost unfair that he can do both. It's really frustrating because I'm certainly not going to be a, no one is ever going to go, 'You know, Zach does handsome really well.' So, Jon, he just is funny, and he's funny like a comedian is funny, you know, not, 'Look, an actor is funny.' He's funny, and so Jon and I had this, just a friendship, and I'd hoped we'd work together. I think [Jon Hamm] and I got together over the last couple years and we talked about a couple of things that, and then this kind of happened and I'm glad that it did. It seemed like a good fit." See more »

Goofs

The Jones' car has a New York plate, but the film takes place in Georgia. If they wanted to blend in and not blow their cover, they should have switched to a Georgia plate. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Gaffney: Okay, can you guys tell us anything at all?
Natalie Jones: I'm not Greek. I'm Israeli.
Karen Gaffney: Ex-Mossad?
Natalie Jones: Can't tell you.
Karen Gaffney: Come on. Are you guys even married? Can you even tell us that?
[Tim and Natalie look at each other]
Tim Jones: Yes. That actually you can't fake.
Jeff Gaffney: But that's it? Everything else was a lie?
[Tim shrugs while drinking coffee]
Jeff Gaffney: I mean, 'cause I think when you told me that you hated your job, that seemed real. I mean, from an HR perspective. That seemed real.
[...]
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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HAKAI
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore), Benny Reiner (as Benjamin Mark Reiner), Koichiro Sakata and James Keith Petrie
Performed by Kojoe
Courtesy of LDJ Entertainment LLC d/b/a The Practice Worldwide
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Autistic Reviewers Opinion Of This Movie.
23 October 2016 | by autisticreviewersSee 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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