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Keeping Up with the Jones (2016)

Keeping Up with the Jones (2016)


Zach Galifianakis
Jon Hamm
Isla Fisher
Gal Gadot

Directed by Greg Mottola

Keeping Up with the Jones is a movie that was critically panned and a box office bomb and yet I liked it. I enjoyed the way the team (i.e. the four leads) merged their weirdness into one film and delivered a funny yet eventful movie that kept me excited from the beginning to the very end.

Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm were awesome in this movie as secret agents. Their sexiness oozed all over the screen making each moment they were together a moment to hold your breath and wish you were part of the team.

I have a huge dislike for Zach Galifianakis brand of comedy and I do not naturally find him funny, but in this movie I did. For me this is the kind of silliness that fits him, not the odd oblivious weird guy silliness that just grosses me out, but the innocent guy who is aware of what is happening, but with a good heart and catches up quick.
I enjoyed the way the movie focused more on the four leads and leaving everyone else barely any form of recognition and giving them little to no involvement to the story arc itself.

The movie starts with the introduction of Jeff and Karen Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher respectively). There were parents who lived in the suburbs and finally had time for themselves as their kids went away for a while.
They noticed the house opposite them had been bought and their new neighbors will be moving in soon.

When the new neighbors moved in, Karen noticed something was off with the couple, they were too perfect. Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot respectively) were inquisitive into the lives of Jeff something Karen noticed on the fly, but Jeff saw it as the couple being friendly.

Things started to unravel when a proposed sex game between the Gaffney revealed their house was being bugged by the Jones and Karen led Jeff to break into the Jones apartment which led to the confirmation of Karen’s fears that the Jones are not who they said they were.

Action packed not totally family fun movie, but one you will enjoy if you love this sort of suburb action flick.
Sadly, though this movie will not get a second part as it was a box office bomb, but the comedy was welcomed and one I enjoyed.


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