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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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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

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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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At least three cast and crew personnel worked on both The Spy Next Door (2010) and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016). They are actor Jeff Chase, who played the characters of a Russian thug and Misha in each movie respectively (both are Russianesque); music editor J.J. George; and storyboard artist Darryl Henley. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

SHIN SEKAI
Written by DJ Krush (as Hideaki Ishi) and Jun Torii
Performed by DJ Krush
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Another silly spy spoof saved by solid acting performances
20 October 2016 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

I've got a thing for spy comedies, I've seen most of the recent ones and many of the older ones. It's a genre so based on plot twists that most of them can be seen a mile away, especially if you've already seen some. This one is no different. No real plot twist is really surprising, including the final joke. And still, I had loads of fun watching it, because most of the jokes are actually character driven, and the characters are very well written, and well performed by most. That is, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm, are practically super. Gal Gadot got the warrior woman with the menacing looks nailed to the teeth, but is a bit less convincing when she has to be sensitive or subtle. It doesn't happen often during the movie, so it's not a big issue, but there are a few moments in which she's off character. But everybody else around does such a good job, the jokes work, and the pace is fast enough for us not to care it's not so very surprising.

I liked it, most of the people around me in the cinema liked it too. If you don't expect a masterpiece, just plain simple fun - you'll find it here.


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