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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.

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Greg Mottola

Writer:

Michael LeSieur
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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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This Fall every couple needs a little action. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Actor Jon Hamm is starring alongside former Die Another Day (2002) Bond Girl Rosamund Pike in the following year's political action-thriller Beirut (2018) where a former U.S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut. The Hollywood Reporter states in an article published on 6th May 2015: "Set in 1980s Beirut, Hamm plays a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family's death." See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, after "The Scorpion" blows up, the aerial shot of the top of the hotel and there is no helicopter pad or helicopter on the roof. A henchman had previously said "The chopper is ready boss" as he came down from the roof. 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 Neighbors (1981) See more »

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ALL ACROSS THIS LAND
Written by Eric Earley
Performed by Blitzen Trapper
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
By Arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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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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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$14,904,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,918,745
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2.39 : 1
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