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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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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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License to kill. License to chill. 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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Keeping Up with Jones  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,461,475 (USA) (21 October 2016)

Gross:

$14,896,798 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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Director Greg Mottola credits screenwriter Michael LeSieur's style and approach as another major draw. "I like Mike's writing a lot. He tends not to create just jokes and one-liners; Mike writes real characters and has a dry and sometimes absurd sense of humor. Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) has its own distinctive character. It felt like a comedy/character movie disguised as a high-concept idea, and that's the kind of story I love most." See more »

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When we see Zac & Isla standing on the pavement outside their house near the start of the film we can see behind them that there is a white board covering part of the pavement and grass behind them (I assume that there is a hole) and has earth around it trailing onto the grass, in the continuing next shot the board is not there the pavement looks like nothing has happened to it. See more »

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Natalie Jones: [to Tim] Tafsik lihiot kaze nekeva!
[Hebrew: stop acting like a pussy!]
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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ROOM FOR ONE MORE
Written and Performed by Tom Kramer
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A little generic & predictable but a movie that will keep you laughing and extremely entertained the entire time.
12 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Ten years, thirty countries no one finds us out and we can't even last a week in suburbia." Jeff (Galifianakis) and Karen (Fisher) Gaffney are a normal suburban couple with an average non-exciting life. When a new couple moves into the neighborhood they become friends with them, but the new couple has a secret. Now Jeff and Karen are put in the middle of a deadly high stakes deal with no idea what they are doing. First thing I have to say about this is that the movie is really funny and entertaining. There really isn't anything all that new and the movie is a little cookie cutter, but the acting and jokes make it seem fresh and exciting. The chemistry between all four of the actors is almost perfect and really helps the movie a ton. This movie won't win any awards or become a classic, but it is hilarious and I laughed throughout the entire thing. That is what a good comedy should do. I would compare this to Central Intelligence. You pretty much know what's going to happen the entire time, but you can't stop watching and laughing. Overall, a little generic and predictable but a movie that will keep you laughing and extremely entertained the entire time. This is a great watch. I give this a B+.


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