‘KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES’: ACTION PACKED AND SILLY STAR POWER MOVIE

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A kind of watered down version of other popular action-er films, Keeping Up with the Joneses is a suburb comedy, with a twist.

Keeping up with the Joneses (2016) Film Review

Quiet living and a home that’s a kind of sanctuary is where it’s at for Jeff Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis). Working at his normal job each day Jeff is grateful and he and his wife Karen (Isla Fisher) live a simple life with their two sons. Having just sent them off to summer camp, and neither one being adventurous, they don’t know what to do with an empty summer. At least they don’t until new neighbors move in.

Sophisticated and sleek, the new couple, Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) seem too good to be true. Even as the two couples try to form a friendship, Karen thinks there’s something a little off about the Jones.

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Seeing this film a while back, recently my mother and I re-watched this and it’s pretty funny. In some ways this will remind you of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and in others it’s more alike something like Killers with Ashton Kutcher. Mostly Keeping Up with the Joneses is one of those “chaos” films that has some action sequences but it’s mostly just a comedy.

The cast is pretty good and the idea is fun if not totally well executed. The aftermath scene of the big “chase” is pretty funny and the whole tie in to the earlier plot threads in the end is fun. In the end if you like silly action films, this one will live up to those expectations for a night in with laughs.

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'KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES’: ACTION PACKED AND SILLY STAR POWER MOVIE. GAL GADOT LEADS THE CAST IN THIS 2016 COMEDY. TEXT © RISSIWRITES.COM

Content: there’s some sexual jokes and innuendo. There’s a comedy bit with a couple ripping each others clothes off and there’s other discussion about having sex; someone says they’re done in minutes. There’s a sensual scene of two women trying on lingerie. Some profanity crops up and the film has action sequences including some with guns. The film is PG-13

Photos: Fox 2000 Pictures

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