Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.
Intelligence agencies, real or fictional, featured and/or referenced in the film, include the actual Israeli Secret Service - the Mossad - and the fictional "The Agency", the latter of whom Mr. and Mrs. Jones work for. See more »
In the lingerie store, the shots with Gal Gadot and Isla Fisher have Gal towering over Isla by a head in some shots and the real life 7" height difference in others. Gal is 5' 10" and Isla is 5' 3". See more »
[Tim eavesdrops to Jeff and Karen through an earphone. He hears them moaning]
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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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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