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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writer:

Michael LeSieur
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galifianakis ... Jeff Gaffney
Isla Fisher ... Karen Gaffney
Jon Hamm ... Tim Jones
Gal Gadot ... Natalie Jones
Patton Oswalt ... Scorpion
Ming Zhao ... Scorpion's Girlfriend
Matt Walsh ... Dan Craverston
Maribeth Monroe ... Meg Craverston
Michael Liu ... Yang
Kevin Dunn ... Carl Pronger
Dayo Abanikanda ... Cool Man
Henry Boston ... Patrick
Jack McQuaid Jack McQuaid ... Mikey
Bobby Lee ... Ricky Lu
Ying He Ying He ... Mrs. Lu
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A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

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Every couple needs a little action. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, action/violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keeping Up with the Joneses See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,461,475, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$14,896,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,939,621
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Mottola, the movie's director, credits stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director Steven Ritzi with staging the action for maximum impact and thrills. But he and the cast give a special shout-out to actor Jon Hamm, who did much of the driving himself. "Jon did some really great donuts [elaborate car maneuvers] in the Mercedes we were all jammed into," said co-star Gal Gadot. Hamm is modest about his contributions to the scene, noting that to prepare for it, he "drove around an empty parking lot for hours to get used to the car and its moves". Hamm added: "Having that extra time behind the wheel really helped me improve. The key was to not to just make it fun, but to also make it safe. Steven Ritzi made that happen for all of us." See more »

Goofs

The Jones' Mercedes has a New York State plate on the rear of the car but not in the front. New York State requires tags on both the front and the back. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jeff Gaffney: [hiding under a table during a shootout] I missed them.
Karen Gaffney: [ducks down beside him] Me too.
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Referenced in Elementary: Scrambled (2017) See more »

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TOHIKO
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Dee Theodore), Benny Reiner (as Benjamin Mark Reiner), Koichiro Sakata and James Keith Petrie
Performed by Kojoe feat. O72
Courtesy of LDJ Entertainment LLC d/b/a The Practice Worldwide
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A fun suburanite/spies mashup
2 January 2017 | by sedenhansen-61849See all my reviews

This film was a lot of fun! A suburban couple dedicated to their kids, careers and cul-de-sac neighborhood have their orderly lives upended by new neighbors who seem a bit larger than life and turn out to be just that. The film has fun with the characters (whose personalities drive a lot of the humor), their reactions to their changing situations, with everyone trying to keep their priorities straight. The conventions of spy movies are entertainingly employed and spoofed. Overall, a good mix of humor and action, and also has a sense of respect for all the characters.

Being in a similar stage of life and circumstances to the main characters (minus the car chases, explosions and such) likely added to the enjoyment.


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