REVIEWs

Keeping Up With The Jones 


An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.


This film is less about spies than you actually quite imagine. The themes gently look at honesty, communication and care within relationships. Mr Jones reveals that all isn’t well in paradise and it’s an eye opening pause in the movie which reminds that in the information age, anything can be presented as anything and we must not take a surface presentation as indepth truth and use that to measure against our own lives when there is plenty to adore and admire in our own lives.

The Jones are the impossibly over accomplished 👫 couple with a seemingly perfect relationship. They have engrossing hobbies  to be jealous of and even their clothes fit better on their unnecessarily gorgeous persons.

However all that glitters isn’t gold and The Gaffney’ soon begin to realise that there is more to the Joneses that meets the surface and not all of it good. Karren Gaffney leads the charge,  snooping, to great comic effect.

Jeff Gaffney, the HR employee at MBI, connects with Mr Jones and begins to discover  more once Mrs Gaffney does more investigation which leads to them breaking into the Joneses house.

The hilarity is plenty in the film with lots of fun to be had. Enjoying this for what it is, is how to enjoy the movie. Perhaps the cast could have been put in more situations to draw more humour considering the strength if the cast but that’s ultimately down to the script- There’s only so much improv and adlibing you can do.

⭐⭐⭐

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