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The Joneses (2009)

R | | Drama | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director:

Derrick Borte

Writers:

Randy T. Dinzler (story) (as Randy Dinzler), Derrick Borte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Steve Jones
Demi Moore ... Kate Jones
Amber Heard ... Jenn Jones
Benjamin Hollingsworth ... Mick Jones (as Ben Hollingsworth)
Gary Cole ... Larry Symonds
Glenne Headly ... Summer Symonds
Lauren Hutton ... KC
Chris Williams ... Billy
Christine Evangelista ... Naomi Madsen
Robert Pralgo ... Alex Bayner (as Rob Pralgo)
Tiffany Morgan ... Melanie Bayner
Joe Narciso ... Henry
Ric Reitz ... Bob Jones
L. Warren Young ... Detective Gardner
Hayes Mercure ... Tim Madsen
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Storyline

"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. Written by Publicist

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Can you keep up? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por contrato See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$509,689, 18 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,474,508, 11 July 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Duchovny and Amber Heard previously worked together in a 2007 episode of Californication. See more »

Goofs

In the middle segment of the car crash, the film is reversed (the car spins the wrong direction). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steve Jones: Man, this thing rides smooth!
Kate Jones: It's very nice.
Steve Jones: Yes, it's like riding on the ass of an angel. I mean, I wish I could have sold a crossover like this, I wouldn't have been able to keep them in stock.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, the photos of several "icon families" are shown, popping out on a world map. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Eat Pray Love (2010) See more »

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Written by Stephen Fretwell
Performed by Stephen Fretwell
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This movie deserves more...
1 August 2010 | by jules50_5See all my reviews

After I saw a preview at a local theater for this movie, I got interested because of David Duchovny. I really liked his acting in Californication and was interested how he would act in a standard comedy/drama film, or so it would seem from the preview I saw. Because this movie is much more then a standard comedy/drama film. It deals with much more moral questions about life. I won't give much away, because you really have to go into this film not knowing anything, as I did. The acting was just good, with only Duchovny excelling. Once you understand what's going on in the movie, the script is a bit predictable, but not so much as that it would ruin the movie for you. Also, I don't understand why this movie isn't much bigger. It's made hardly any money and no one's heard about it, yet it's a film that stands out and should get more attention.

I went into this movie because I'm a fan of Duchovny and was expecting a mediocre film, but it turned out to be so much more.

Go see this film, you won't be disappointed.


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