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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

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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 ... 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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There Blows The Neighbourhood 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 Jones 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

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 »

Goofs

In the motorcycle chasing scene , at the time they leave the warehouse while they driving in reverse they hit the rear bumper badly with ground and its broke from both side , when they return to their house after the breakfast the rear bumper was just fine. See more »

Quotes

Tim Jones: You broke into our house. What kind of neighbors are you?
Jeff Gaffney: You bugged our house. What kind of neighbors are you?
Tim Jones: Good point.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

AM I WRONG
Written by Anderson Paak (as Brandon Paak Anderson), Pomo and Ivan Jackson Rosenberg
Performed by Anderson Paak ft. Schoolboy Q
Courtesy of OBE/Steel Wool/Art Club/Empire/Apple Music
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Average Affair with Some Big Laughs,
14 January 2017 | by lesleyharris30See 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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