According to Isla Fisher, Jim Carrey was originally cast as Jeff Gaffney, but ended up dropping out. See more »
The I.D. badges for MBI staff keep changing on a couple of people (Jeff mostly) from being back to front (white plain) to being the correct way around in alternate shots. Also when Jeff is in his car and stops in front of Tim the badge is upside down as it has been caught in his seat belt, in alternate shots it is back down again. See more »
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore), Benny Reiner (as Benjamin Mark Reiner), Koichiro Sakata and James Keith Petrie
Performed by Kojoe feat. O72
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Autistic Reviewers Opinion Of This Movie.
"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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