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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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Storyline

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

Taglines:

License to kill. License to chill. 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,896,798, 23 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,939,621, 26 December 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie studio that produced this spy comedy, 20th Century Fox, produced the previous year's secret agent comedy Spy (2015). 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

[Tim eavesdrops to Jeff and Karen through an earphone. He hears them moaning]
Tim Jones: [to Natalie] I think they're having sex. God damn it, we don't have time for this. I mean, they're supposed to be here in 45 minutes. Nope, they are done.
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Connections

References The Good Wife (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

CAN YOU DO THIS
Written by Aloe Blacc, DJ Khalil (as Khalil Abdul-Rahman), Chin Injeti (as Pranam Injeti) and Daniel Tannenbaum
Performed by Aloe Blacc
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A fun suburanite/spies mashup
2 January 2017 | by sedenhansen-61849See all my reviews

This film was a lot of fun! A suburban couple dedicated to their kids, careers and cul-de-sac neighborhood have their orderly lives upended by new neighbors who seem a bit larger than life and turn out to be just that. The film has fun with the characters (whose personalities drive a lot of the humor), their reactions to their changing situations, with everyone trying to keep their priorities straight. The conventions of spy movies are entertainingly employed and spoofed. Overall, a good mix of humor and action, and also has a sense of respect for all the characters.

Being in a similar stage of life and circumstances to the main characters (minus the car chases, explosions and such) likely added to the enjoyment.


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