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Adulthood is intimidating and, at times, intense. I can't imagine what it would be like going undercover, partaking in an occasional car chase, and keeping a relationship sexy on top of its mundane day-to-day responsibilities. In the new action-comedy Keeping Up With the Joneses , audiences find out. They form an unlikely friendship with seemingly boring suburbia neighbors Jeff and Karen Gaffney, played by Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher. Jeff and Karen have daily worries like making packed lunches for their kids, while Tim and Natalie have blowing covers and getting shot to think about.
He and his wife Karen Isla Fisher live in a nice cul-de-sac with their two children, who are away at summer camp. Tim is a travel writer whose hobbies include glassblowing , and Natalie is a social media consultant, cooking blogger and philanthropist. They are both impossibly good-looking, accomplished and stylish, yet overly friendly with the Gaffneys. Karen follows Natalie to the mall, but Natalie confronts her in a dressing room, defusing the situation with some female bonding. Meanwhile, Tim invites Jeff to an underground Chinese restaurant, where Jeff drinks snake wine and is bitten by a severed snake head, forcing Tim to save his life. In exchange, Jeff takes Tim to indoor skydiving , a passion of his that none of his friends share. All the way through, Tim tries to have Jeff talk about his coworkers at the office.
That is exactly the sensation I had while watching this film, a wildly inconsequential action comedy that contains a couple of genuine laughs but which otherwise feels like an extended version of its own television ads. Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher star as Jeff and Karen Gaffney, an ordinary suburban couple who, having dropped off their kids for summer, are about to sink back into the comfortable rut that is their lives—he is the singularly unhelpful HR guy at a local aerospace plant who believes that there is no problem that cannot be solved with a rubber stress ball and she is an interior designer with what appears to be only a single client. Some interest is generated when the vacant house across the cul-de-sac is purchased by a mysterious buyer, and it quickly skyrockets when the new owners turn out to be Tim and Natalie Jones Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot , an impossibly glamorous and accomplished pair who have traveled the world, done the most exciting things imaginable and have now chosen to settle down at last. Put it this way—Tim even blows his own glass for the knickknack that he presents Jeff and Karen as a gift. At first, Jeff shrugs off the suggestion that something could be off with his new friend, but they quickly come across proof that the Joneses are not who they claim to be. This revelation only gets them into the kind of trouble from which only Tim and Natalie can rescue them via a lengthy shootout and car chase before revealing that they are top secret government agents trying to ferret out someone who is trying to acquire top-secret computer chips that could prove to be dangerous in the wrong i.
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