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Keeping Up With the Joneses

A staid suburban couple (Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis) are pulled into a web of intrigue after two married CIA agents (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) move into the house across the cul-de-sac. The early scenes of this comedy play like an episode of I Love Lucy, with Fisher, another indomitable redhead, busily spying on the new neighbors and a nerdy Galifianakis trying to talk her down. Gadot (the new Wonder Woman in a forthcoming franchise) and Hamm are so impossibly good-looking that there’s a certain amount of amusement in just seeing the mismatched couples in one frame. But once the truth comes out and they all join forces to foil an international arms dealer (Patton Oswalt), the staleness of the premise begins to overtake players as easy and confident as Hamm and Galifianakis. Greg Mottola (Superbad) directed.

Credits

Director:

  • Greg Mottola

Cast:

  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Isla Fisher
  • Jon Hamm
  • Gal Gadot
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Ming Zhao
  • Matt Walsh
  • Maribeth Monroe
  • Michael Liu
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Dayo Abanikanda
  • Henry Boston
  • Jack McQuaid

Producers:

  • Laurie Macdonald
  • Walter Parkes
  • Timothy Bourne
  • Marc Resteghini

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