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The JonesesThe movie revolves around the Joneses, a seemingly perfect family, who are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with all the trappings of the upper middle class. It's only when the Joneses are confronted with an unexpected disaster that they finally discover who they really are beneath the glossy veneer of consumerism.
Actors of "The Joneses"
Characters of "The Joneses"
Directors of "The Joneses"Derrick BorteBirthdate: 7 December 1967, Germany
Creators of "The Joneses"Randy T. DinzlerDerrick BorteBirthdate: 7 December 1967, Germany
Critic Reviews of "The Joneses"NewsdayApril 12, 2011
The Joneses starts with a great pitch but ultimately fails to close the deal.Arizona RepublicApril 21, 2010
There's a nicely cynical streak at the heart of The Joneses, until Borte goes soft and lets the audience off the hook.New York TimesApril 19, 2010
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.Detroit NewsApril 16, 2010
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.Denver PostApril 16, 2010
[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.Associated PressApril 16, 2010
It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy.7M PicturesAugust 01, 2012
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.Sacramento News & ReviewApril 12, 2011
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.Shadows on the WallApril 12, 2011
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.KPBS.orgApril 12, 2011
Dawn of the Dead made a savvier commentary on consumerism and materialism.Independent (UK)April 12, 2011
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.Paste MagazineApril 12, 2011
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.
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