Thursday, October 20

Review: Keeping up with the Joneses


Just how average are the Joneses?

The Gaffneys (played by Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) are your typical suburban family with two sons that they send off to summer camp. Their daily life is consistently ordinary until the beautiful, sophisticated and seemingly perfect couple aka the Joneses move into their cul-de-sac. The Gaffneys quickly get suspicious about the Joneses’ careers and discover they are secret agents causing them to soon learn just how hard it is to keep up with the Joneses.

Let me start off saying that this movie is funny but I honestly expected to laugh more than I did. It started off really slow at the beginning and made me almost forget that it was a comedy. The humor at the beginning really awkward and was almost forced in some scenes. It did pick up toward the middle of the movie and continued on but based on the trailers, I still didn’t laugh as frequently as I thought I was going to.

The plot however was good and I like how there were little twists and turns, which more so surprised me (in a good way). Of course where there are spies in a movie there are car chases and explosions and this movie didn’t disappoint. I was blown away by how much work they put into them, especially since it was a comedy. If you stick it through the slow beginning, there are laughs to be found later in the movie even though in some parts they are spaced out. Nonetheless when I did laugh it was worth the time spent watching Keeping Up with the Joneses.

3 out of 5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
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Ashley Ashley (Contributor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi


11 comments:

  1. I felt the same way. The first 30 minutes of this movie made me forget it was a comedy. Sadly, the last hour did little to remind me....

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  2. I agree with you about the snake scene. I liked (not loved) the movie. It was entertaining but forgettable.

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  3. I actually kind of hated this movie :/ I gave it 2/5 stars. I laughed maybe once or twice. I agree with you re the snake scene though! eesh.

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  4. This movie is funny - just not enough laughs. I agree the beginning was slow (no laughs), but it did pick up and I enjoyed the middle and end. I would give this movie 2 3/4 stars out of 5.

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  5. Cannot recommend this one. A talented cast is wasted on a tired plot. Scenery is great; photography is good; special effects/explosions are effecting. If you see the trailer, there is definitely no reason to see it.

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  6. Honestly, I fell asleep in the beginning of this movie.

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  7. Luis Guillermo CruzOctober 21, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    It was hillarious. I enjoy it

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  8. Looks like a winning comedy formula. Like Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets the Jones

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  9. I am so gonna see this on Monday, my 1st day off.

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  10. Looks funny. I'd like to see it.

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  11. Wanted to see it however didn't get there !

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