An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
“Keeping up with the Joneses” is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority. The phrase originated in a comic strip of the same name. And now it’s a movie.
The film was shot down in Atlanta, GA a year ago. In addition to Galifianakis and Fisher, the comedic talent of Matt Walsh, Ari Shaffir, Maribeth Monroe, and Patton Oswalt will also be featured. Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland, Paul, Clear History) directed it.
Keeping Up with the Joneses hits theaters – October 21st, 2016