The Joneses
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A picture-perfect family moves into an upscale community, impressing the locals and integrating themselves into every aspect of the community until a sudden tragedy forces them to reassess their priorities. Steve (David Duchovny) and Kate Jones (Demi Moore) have everything a happily married couple could ever want: their kids, Jenn (Amber Heard) and Mick (Ben Hollingsworth), are intelligent and attractive, they live in an affluent neighborhood, and their sprawling suburban home is jam-packed with all of the coolest gizmos and gadgets that money can buy. It isn't long before the Joneses have… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Joneses starts with a great pitch but ultimately fails to close the deal."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"A cheeky little commentary on modern consumption, The Joneses offers an uneasy balance between what's funny and what's not, staying just edgy enough to be uncomfortable while hitting its targets."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"As interesting as the message is with this film, it is equally as hypocritical of the movie industry to shake its finger at fads, trendsetters and materialistic nonsense."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Dawn of the Dead made a savvier commentary on consumerism and materialism."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"Way to kill that dark comedy you were going for."
‑ Dave White,
"There's a nicely cynical streak at the heart of The Joneses, until Borte goes soft and lets the audience off the hook."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"[Demi Moore is] She's one reason to see writer-director's Derrick Borte's zeitgeist fable The Joneses. Though she's not the only one."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Even with decent turns from the leads, and a usefully soulful one from Gary Cole as a neighbor inclined to do the proverbial keeping up, the film can't always manage to justify itself as an actual movie instead of merely a clever concept."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"Borte, directing his first film, does a smooth, confident job, so that even though the set-up isn't quite plausible you're happy to go along with it."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Mr. Borte conjures up a pleasant Stepford that runs less on robotic conformity than on endless, anxious competition. The key to the film is that it allows this life to have some real appeal."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy."
‑ David Germain, Associated Press
"A darkly comical satire about affluence might seem a bit ill-timed during a global recession. But a strong cast makes this film very watchable, even as it slips into melodrama."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Think of it as an inverted Truman Show, with David Duchovny and Demi Moore as yuppified secret salesmen hawking an idealized suburban lifestyle while incognito."
‑ Sean Edgar, Paste Magazine
"A missed opportunity from 2010 that could have been so timely and brilliant that it's almost painful to watch."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
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