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Keeping Up with the Joneses Review

Move over Kardashians, there’s a new hot family in town!

Keeping Up with the Joneses follows a couple who have two sons that are off at camp and they are greeted with new neighbours in their cul-de-sac, these neighbours are suave, sophisticated, tall, gorgeous models but have a deep secret which is that they are spies. And these ordinary people are thrust into the world of espionage when they realise this.

I really enjoyed this film because it is so lighthearted and easy to watch. It has all the usual tropes of a spy film that you really enjoy and I feel having that almost Mr and Mrs Smith storyline was really fun as you slowly unravelled who the Joneses were, you got to enjoy that high that the characters got to have too in revealing all that stuff, but also the fear of what happens next.

While some of this film could be a bit slower in parts than others there was always something going on or something to be revealed that made you want to keep watching to see what happened. I especially enjoyed the casting of this film, Zach is a brilliant comedic actor so he was fabulous, Isla Fisher works as the perfect standard housewife trope, and Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot being the suave sexy people really works in their favour. They were able to play low-key in a cul-de-sac situation but also bring out the badassary when it comes to espionage.

I would recommend this movie if you’re looking for something a bit more lighthearted and fun to watch. It’s not too long, it keeps you engaged, and it’s something you can put on and you don’t have to pay too much attention to, to understand what is happening within it. It brings new ideas to the table which I really appreciated and didn’t make it too cliche to other spy films I’ve seen previously, and the actors that are involved are brilliant in their characters and really make it a believable watch.

What do you think of Keeping Up with the Joneses?

Until next time.

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