Keeping up with the Joneses Review

Fellow movie-goers: Galifanakis and Fisher make a fun couple.

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

8 Plot: Reminiscent of the movie TRUE LIES, lot of fun.
7 Directing: Greg Mottola does a decent job.
9 Acting: Galifanakis, Fisher, Hamm, and Gadot make for a funny foursome.
7 Cinematography: Fun shots, especially during the action scenes.
7 Pacing: Movie is paced well, once the action starts, it keeps going.

Here is the premise: A suburban couple (Galifanakis and Fisher ) becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are government spies.

Pretty funny movie, I am really enjoying what I call the rebranding of Zach, Galifanakis, he is not playing the same old idiot part time after time any longer. KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES is a funny comedy where a normal couple is thrown into the spy game, kind of reminiscent of the movie TRUE LIES. Hamm and Gadot are smooth and cool as the couple that proves the family that spies together, stays together; their contrast to Galifanakis and Fisher is the backdrop for many funny scenes. The story itself is ok, but in the hands of the funny foursome, it makes for a very good comedy.

It is important to go into this movie in the right frame of mind, do not expect a super smart comedy, this is often silly and fun; by the same token, do not expect a super adult sleazy movie, it does have some innuendos but mostly a pretty clean comedy.

I recommend seeing this movie, maybe a date night, you will laugh I guarantee.


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