Movie: The Joneses

By admin
15 October 2010


With Demi Moore, David Duchovny and Ben Hollingsworth.

Director: John Luessenhop.


Opens 22 October.

Rating: 3/5

What’s it about?

The ultimate gym-sculpted family move into a wealthy suburb. They wear all the right clothes and live in a super-cool house.

But something’s wrong – aren’t they just too perfect?

Who will enjoy it?

Do you jump into the deep end of a pool without hesitating? Would you order hippo steak with crocodile-tear sauce at a restaurant? Then you’re the brave kind of moviegoer who should give this flick a go.

It gives capitalism a kick up the butt and takes great pleasure revelling in the stupid things materialistic people walk into with their eyes wide open.

It warns that money can be a cold, cruel master and that love isn’t always an item with a barcode you can scan at the till.

Each scene in this eccentric flick surprises with a clever, streetwise move. Go see it – you can put your eyes back into their sockets later.

Wait for DVD?

Yes, you can. There are more family-friendly movies on circuit (such as Charlie St Cloud) if you want to take the whole family. This tough but enjoyable film is like sushi – an acquired taste and not for everyone.

Apart from eye candy in the form of Demi MooreDavid Duchovny’s charm and newcomer Ben Hollingsworth’s interesting character there’s not much for the average movie fan – this is for those who prefer latte to popcorn and believe money is the root of all evil.

Similar films

Parents, Indecent Proposal.

Popcorn facts

*Demi Moore, real name Demetria Gene Guynes, was born in New Mexico.

*Her father committed suicide. She left school at 16 and started working as a pin-up girl.

*As a child she lived in 40 places because her father never held down a job for long.

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