The Joneses

I have watched this movie three times. The first time was and the last time on .

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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.

Can you keep up?

Review

I thought The Joneses was a good movie and, although the message was rather blunt, it was something that many people in the modern, Western world, should be able to relate to.

Each of the four family members showed their ability to sell products as well as their more sensitive and vulnerable sides. But it was the parents who were given the most screen time. Demi Moore played her ruthless character very well, but it was David Duchcovny, in the role of the husband, who shone in his character. I was a fan of The X-Files, but it was more recently in the brilliant Californication that I have started to appreciate Duchcovny's talents, and he definitely plays the cool, laid back guy who enthuses charisma very well.

Amber Heard was given the most to work with out of the two 'children' and I felt that her brother was under utilised.

Overall, the movie was well cast, well acted, looked good and had a decent story & message, albeit a little in your face - much like a lot of the advertising you're subjected to daily.