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Keeping Up With The Joneses review

Matt Blake, Staff Reporter

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The new comedy movie coming from movie veteran Zach Galifianakis, Keeping Up With The Joneses, was a classic way for Galifianakis to show off the comedy skills that he is so famous for.

Since the director of this movie, Greg Mottola, also directed movies including Superbad and Adventureland, there was potential that it would turn out to be a good comedy movie.

The movie starts with a man and a woman living the American Dream. The beginning of the movie is set in a nice neighborhood with white picket fences and neighborhood block parties. It seems like the ideal lifestyle for the average American.

Then some new neighbors move in. These new neighbors consist of an oddly perfect couple that just so happen to be international spies that fool Galifianakis’s character and his onscreen wife, Isla Fisher, into believing that they are a normal family moving in.

After this, the two couples embark on a mission to stop the sale of information to an international arms dealer.

If you want to go to a movie and laugh a couple of times at some one timer dialogue said by veteran comedians that are only in the movie so they can get paid, go ahead and watch Keeping Up With The Joneses.

The box office earnings reflect the fact that people are sick of a comedy with barely any plot and jokes shoved into the movie forcefully. Just like any big budget comedy movie written by a bad writer, it was sort of funny at times, but too boring to recognize.

The general bad reaction this movie has gotten mirrors my attitude towards this movie. It was very poorly written and the overall laziness vibe in the plot just turned me off from this movie.

Overall it was a comedy movie; that’s it. The pathetic attempts to try to establish  any suspense or intrigue in the plot was a failure. The movie had some lazily written jokes thrown into the movie to make people forget how bad the movie is that they are watching.

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