Keeping Up with the Joneses is available in: English on Netflix Canada
Keeping Up with the Joneses
An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
It was the other Zack Galifianakis film that I watched back to back. ‘Mastermind’ was a fun crime film based on the true event, but this one was purely fictional action-comedy. Once again the casting looked so good. Particularly Gal Gadot, her involving in it after becoming Wonder Woman is a hype. So anyone to anticipating some great action sequences is normal, but it was average on that section.
First of all, it is nothing to do with the 2009 film ‘The Jonese’. The characters seem quite resembling, like between and about the neighbors, but totally different plot. When a new couple move into a vacant house, the one in the neighborhood suspect there’s something going with them. After all the efforts, when they come to know the couple’s true identity, they’re already involved in their undertaking and now cooperating is the only way out. So how it ends with their entanglement takes the film to its final stage.
Comedy scenes were good. Not that much clichéd, so one can have a decent fun watching it, especially with a low expectation. Both the lead women were hot, despite not much cleavage in the film. There are some unexpected parts too, but as a comedy, it was much better. And as an action & spy film, it doesn’t do much to impress. Overall, a passable film, particularly comedy wise. So if you prefer it, then it should be on that merit.