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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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Takes spying on your neighbours to another level. 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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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Keeping Up with Jones  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,461,475 (USA) (23 October 2016)

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$14,896,798 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this spy comedy, actor Jon Hamm and actress Gal Gadot, portray married undercover spies "Mr. and Mrs. Jones", Tim Jones and Natalie Jones respectively. Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) was made and released just over a decade (or eleven years) after Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt played husband and wife assassins ordered to kill each other. In real life, the married couple of "Brangelina" filed for divorce about a month before Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) world premiered. See more »

Goofs

The I.D. badges for MBI staff keep changing on a couple of people (Zac mostly) from being back to front (white plain) to being the correct way around in alternate shots. Also when Zac is in his car and stops in front of Jon Hamm the badge is upside down as it has been caught in his seat belt, in alternate shots it is back down again. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jeff Gaffney: [hiding under a table during a shootout] I missed them.
Karen Gaffney: [ducks down beside him] Me too.
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References The Good Wife (2009) See more »

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HELLO TROUBLE
Written by Orville Couch and Eddie McDuff
Performed by Buck Owens
Courtesy of Buck Owens Private Foundation
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Average Affair with Some Big Laughs,
14 January 2017 | by (Ireland) – See 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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