The Joneses (2009)-Review

Plot: “The Joneses”, a social commentary on our consumerist society. Perfect couple Steve and Kate Jones, and their gorgeous teen-aged children Jenn and Mick, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with McMansions and all the trappings of the upper middle class. Kate is the ultimate trend setter – beautiful, sexy, dressed head-to-toe in designer labels. Steve is the admired successful businessman who has it all: a gorgeous wife, big house and an endless supply of high-tech toys. Jenn and Mick rule their new school as they embody all that is hip and trendy – cool clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all- too perfect family. (source: IMDb)

WitchyPoo’s Review: This movie pairs Demi Moore and David Duchovny, two very talented Hollywood favorites, as the fictional couple “The Joneses”.   Who more perfect to symbolize the perfect societal standard of the  famous “Joneses” that we are all supposed to be “keeping up with?”  The movie made me wonder if this is a marketing strategy that really is played out in suburbia, without the knowledge of the general public to promote blatant commercialism and, of course, overspending.  After all, don’t we all want what our neighbor has?  Nonetheless, it made me go “hmmmmm.”   Unfortunately that is about the only intriguing thing about this movie.   It is a typical boring boy meet girl love story if you take way that little twist of the plot.  It wouldn’t make my short list of favorite love stories but I will give the writers kudos for the commercialism aspect (I am trying so hard not to give away a spoiler here) of it.

A  shout-out to Kim Zolciak, one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, for her non-speaking cameo’s as a party goer.   The lovely Kim can not be missed, she definitely stands out in the crowd.

I give this movie a rating of 3 out of 5 black cats on the WitchyPoo rating system  😉


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