Number of discs: 2
Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
Run Time: 105 minutes
Synopsis: Go deep undercover in this hilarious action-comedy with an all-star cast including Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot. An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses — their impossibly attractive and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors — especially when they discover Mr. and Mrs. Jones are covert spies embroiled in international espionage.
Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include:
Deleted Scenes – Four hilarious deleted scenes, plus the original opening.
Spy Game – The stars reveal their roles in the car chases, love story and goofy bromance that melded into the perfect blend of ‘burbs and bullets.
Keeping Up With Georgia – Go on location and see how Georgia doubled as the backdrop for both a sleepy, idyllic neighborhood and a stunt-filled setting for spycraft.
Review: This movie made me laugh so hard. There was nothing original about it and most of the time you could see the jokes coming from a mile away. But when you have people who are naturally funny paired with others who know how to keep a straight face it just works.
Galifianakis (even a skinny one) can add humor to any situation. When you make him a naive Human Resources director who lives in suburbia it can’t help but be endearingly outrageous. We all know that Isla Fisher is also grand at comic timing and never comes across as skit driven or slapstick. On the other hand you have the beautiful, tall, power couple of Hamm and Gadot. Their presence alone only heightens the normalcy of Zach and Isla.
The story is not original but has several surprising moments. The action is top notch and exciting to see in a comedy. There are car chases, gun battles, and plenty of explosions which help to solidify the spy element of the plot.
It is rated PG-13 and most appropriate for the 16 and up crowd. There are many adult innuendoes and granted none are crude or embarrassing. They are used more as awkward comic relief.
I didn’t get a chance to see this in the theater and was looking forward to its home entertainment release. It did not disappoint. A highly energetic and laugh out loud comedy that I 100% recommend.