Keeping Up With the Joneses
A suburban Atlanta couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) gets friendly with the new neighbors (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot)—but before long they sense that these two are too perfect to be true and up to no good. Written by Michael LeSieur and directed at a lively clip by Greg Mottola, the movie is yet another James Bond spoof, no more imaginative than it needs to be. Yet the familiar ingredients are very nicely balanced. The poised and sculpted beauty of Hamm and Gadot provide an amusing contrast to the Joe-and-Jane-Everybody aura (and unerring comic timing) of Galifianakis and Fisher; they make an unorthodox four-way comedy team—and like all teams, they’re greater than the sum of their parts. Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe, Kevin Dunn and Patton Oswalt lend good support, but it’s really a four-person show. J.L.