The worlds of mid-American suburbia and international espionage collide with a bang in Keeping Up with the Joneses, a silly but engaging spy comedy whose well-cast stars strike enough comic sparks off each other to make up for a somewhat predictable script.
Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher play the story’s meek cul-de-sac dwelling hero and heroine, Jeff and Karen Gaffney, thrust far out of their humdrum comfort zone on discovering that their glamorous, impossibly perfect new neighbours – Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot – are actually undercover spies.
You will no doubt be a jump ahead of the Gaffneys in figuring out where the story is heading, but the four leads’ nimble rapport should be enough to keep you on board.
Certificate 12. Runtime 106 mins. Director Greg Mottola
Keeping Up with the Joneses is available on DVD & Digital Download, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
DVD Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes – Four hilarious deleted scenes, plus the original
- Spy Game – The stars reveal their roles in the car chases, love story and goofy bromance that melded into the perfect blend of ‘burbs and bullets.
- Keeping Up With Georgia – Go on location and see how Georgia doubled as the backdrop for both a sleepy, idyllic neighborhood and a stunt-filled setting for spycraft.