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Joneses [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

3.8 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,796 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

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The title of my review should instantly tell you that this is NOT a comedy. If you watch it thinking it is a comedy, you will be sorely disappointed, as some of the other reviewers were.

This is really more like a modern-day parable about family, money, possessions and friends.

About 5 minutes into the film, I said to my wife 'We know that they aren't real, what's the story?', thinking I was going to be bored out of my wits for the next hour and a bit. Thankfully I didn't give up so quickly and actually found it a very intriguing film.

It does not drag at all but moves at a decent pace for a film that fits squarely in the philosophical drama category.

The characters are all played well and I found myself being empathetic towards them by the end of the film. They are, as you would imagine from people living a fake life, quite one dimensional. Even 'behind closed doors' Demi and David's characters do not change very much, but you can see them reaching out for reality.

I really liked this film. It is a great parable and with the right group of friends it could stir some interesting discussions.

If you like films that make you stop and think even for a short while, then this will do that. If you are looking for a comedy, then 'Did you hear about the Morgans?' Did You Hear About The Morgans? [DVD] [2009]might be a better choice.

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A false family of conmen and conwomen move into an affluent American suburb and systematically fleece the gullible neighbours into purchasing products they're contracted to flog (David Duchovny and Demi Moore star). Cue all manner of ducking and diving and greed corrupting everything it touches...

"The Joneses" is kept interesting by a brilliant script that keeps the lead characters losing their souls a little bit more each and ever day. Their cleverness stops being fun and soon everything (including growing love) is sabotaged by money. Will they see the error of their capitalistic ways?

I loved “The Joneses” and both Duchovny and Moore are perfectly cast as the sexy go-getter couple that seem to have it all (and therefore they know their neighbours will covet this).

This is the kind of movie I wish I could keep up with – but unfortunately “The Joneses” did little business on this side of the pond. So it's not surprising to see that a ‘UK’ BLU RAY of it is AWOL. I say this because the American 20th Century Fox version is REGION A LOCKED – so it will not play on UK machines unless they’re chipped to be ‘all regions’ (which few are).

Until someone sees fit to release it on a REGION B title - this is another nugget denied us by Region Coding…
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I stumbled upon the trailer for this film whilst looking for a completely different film and thought it looked intriguing. Considering its low price on Amazon I thought it was worth a try. I do not remember it being advertised or reviewed at it's time of release despite having big names Demi Moore and David Duchovny in the lead roles, so I consider this film to be something of a hidden gem. The story is very clever. A seemingly perfect family move into a well off area and soon become popular with the neighbours who want to emulate their perfect lifestyle, good looks, amazing home, all the latest gadgets, truly "keeping up with the Joneses" if you will. Of course all is not as it seems. Other reviews may have covered the plot twist if you are interested but I would prefer to keep this spoiler free, the film has been around for a few years now so there is plenty of information on IMDB if you wish to know the full plot. This film was marketed as a comedy and it does have some funny moments, but it is not a side splitting laugh out loud affair, it is more dark and subtle. There is a definite "message" about advertising, consumerism and social climbing, and in parts it does get quite dark but there is also a romantic sub plot which lightens the mood somewhat. If you are in the mood for something a little different this is well worth a look and I am pleased to have it in my collection.
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By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 Aug. 2013
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`The Joneses' is an odd mix. It's not that well-known, despite having a cast-fill of recognisable faces heading it. Perhaps it's a difficult film to market, as people might expect an out and out comedy, when what they get is more of a wry satire on modern consumerism in the West.

Without giving away the plot, The Joneses is about - as the saying goes - `keeping up with the Joneses' and what people will do to avoid being seen as a lesser person to their neighbour. The story manages to balance being consistently funny with a scenario that holds up over ninety minutes, while at the same time, makes you think.

David Duchovny is second on the cast list to Demi Moore, but he should definitely do more comedy (his few one-liners in the X-files always added a nice comedic element to Mulder's character). He really gets all the best lines, as she plays the `straight man' to his observations. Their on-screen children aren't as fully developed character-wise as they could have been, but they play their small roles well.

The Joneses may not be an absolute classic, but it is certainly different enough to be watchable and entertaining, while at the same time making you think about a few `what ifs?' If you like satire, then give it a try. It's an undiscovered gem.
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