Reviewed byAyal OrenVote: 8/10/10
I've got a thing for spy comedies, I've seen most of the recent onesand many of the older ones. It's a genre so based on plot twists thatmost of them can be seen a mile away, especially if you've already seensome. This one is no different. No real plot twist is reallysurprising, including the final joke. And still, I had loads of funwatching it, because most of the jokes are actually character driven,and the characters are very well written, and well performed by most.That is, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm, are practicallysuper. Gal Gadot got the warrior woman with the menacing looks nailedto the teeth, but is a bit less convincing when she has to be sensitiveor subtle. It doesn't happen often during the movie, so it's not a bigissue, but there are a few moments in which she's off character. Buteverybody else around does such a good job, the jokes work, and thepace is fast enough for us not to care it's not so very surprising.
I liked it, most of the people around me in the cinema liked it too. Ifyou don't expect a masterpiece, just plain simple fun - you'll find ithere.
Reviewed byDanny BlankenshipVote: 8/10/10
"Keeping Up with the Joneses" is one fun and funny feel comedy dramathat seems a little unreal still it entertains! Set in Atlanta, Georgiain an area that's nice a suburban couple Jeff(Zach Galifianakis)andKaren(Isla Fisher)seem to have the perfect life then all of a suddentheir life is turned upside down by a new couple who move in next doornamed Tim Jones(Jon Hamm)and Natalie(Gal Gadot). Soon strange thingsstart to happen and it's seems odd, but soon it appears that aninternational spy plot might be going on! Aside from that this film isfunny and full of good one liners and sexy scenes especially the one ofGal Gadot in the try on room with all of those sexy colored bras, andTim and Natalie even tie up and duct tape the mouth's of Karen andJeff's neighbors. Really a wild and crazy type of a film, probably noteveryone's cup of tea still it's worth a watch due to it's laughs andsexy scenes a tease with two beautiful ladies in Gal Gadot and IslaFisher, so if your looking for a carefree feel good time then give thismovie a watch.
Reviewed bysedenhansen-61849Vote: 8/10/10
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 bynew neighbors who seem a bit larger than life and turn out to be justthat. The film has fun with the characters (whose personalities drive alot of the humor), their reactions to their changing situations, witheveryone trying to keep their priorities straight. The conventions ofspy movies are entertainingly employed and spoofed. Overall, a good mixof humor and action, and also has a sense of respect for all thecharacters.
Being in a similar stage of life and circumstances to the maincharacters (minus the car chases, explosions and such) likely added tothe enjoyment.
A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.