From Director Greg Mottola, Keeping Up With the Joneses is a light action-comedy movie starring Zack Galifianakis and Isla Fisher as married couple Jeff and Karen Gaffney. The Gaffneys are enjoying a quiet summer in suburbia until Tim Jones (Jon Hamm) and his wife Natalie (Gal Gadot), seemingly the perfect couple, move into the neighborhood.
Jeff and Karen soon discover that their new neighbors are actually spies, leveraging their new-found friendship to gain access to top-secret information at Jeff’s company.
Keeping Up With the Joneses is a shallow story that still earns a few laughs based on the distinct comedic style of Galifianakis and the blend of charm and wit offered up by Hamm. Fisher and Gadot do a nice job as well, but a few scenes in the film clearly illustrate their role as the beautiful sidekicks in this story.
This is a movie that you can have fun with under the right circumstances and in the right mood. Don’t watch it if you are serious or anticipate brilliant storylines and consistent laughs. However, it hits the spot when you are in the mood for irreverent humor mixed with a bit of sensuality.
Director: Greg Mottola
Actors: Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Patton Oswalt
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
Run Time: 106 minutes