(Demi Moore, David Duchovny, et al / DVD / R / 2010 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: A picture-perfect family moves into an upscale community, impressing the locals and integrating themselves into every aspect of the community until a sudden tragedy forces them to reassess their priorities.
DVD Verdict: When I watched 'The Joneses' I did not have high expectations, because it had a limited release into theaters, which sometimes means the movie is not very good. However, 'The Joneses' was entertaining and enjoyable.
'The Joneses' is about a bunch of marketers who pretend to be the perfect family that has all the latest items. Steve Jones (Duchovny) plays the part of a very successful business man who has a great family, house and items. While his wife Kate Jones (Moore) dresses in head to toe in the latest designer cloths. Steve and Kate's kids play the role of being the most talked about kids at school. They have the latest cell phones, cloths, and accessories.
In truth, it's a pretty cool movie because it shows how much junk and crap really is available to us and so many people are tied into the status quo consumerism in society trying to one up each other by buying or purchasing things they don't need nor can they afford. Sadly, its a satire on the materialistic society today.
But man, what a wicked job it is! From the house you live in to the clothes to the fancy cars; its all paid for by the company and you just need to market it or show it off. I love it!
And so, while the overall and execution of 'The Joneses' is not the best, it's the acting that saves this film. Both David Duchovny and Demi Moore have great chemistry as they play husband and wife. And, with that regard, the underlying plot to this story/film is why would you want to live a fake life that seems fulfilling, but ultimately is nothing more than an empty shell of an existence? This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
2 Deleted Scenes:
Steve’s Job Interview
Steve’s Post LifeImage Career