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The Joneses [Blu-ray]
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David Duchovny and Demi Moore really shine as Steve and Kate Jones, a couple who move into an upscale community, complete with all the coollest gadgets, toys and cars. They look like such a NICE couple, like the kind you remember from Normal Rockwell paintings, or from the Andy Griffith show in the early 1960s. Just nice, honorable, pleasant people, the kind you'd want to have as your next door neighbors. But things are not as they seem. Without giving away the plot --- which is really refreshingly unusual --- we soon find that we do indeed need to be skeptical of them. But everyone in their neighborhood is totally taken in, and soon they are all competing with the Joneses to keep up with or even surpass them, with some distastrous and painful results.
Gary Cole, a highly underrated actor --- he was fabulous years ago as the convicted killer Jeffrey Macdonald --- brings touching tenderness to a role that could merely have served as a plot device.Read more ›
The Joneses is about a family (David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, Ben Hollingsworth) that moves into town. They're a beautiful family, a perfect family, with cool children and all the right products. So of course, seeing them, you naturally want what they have, you want to be them, and how better to be them than to buy the products they own, which they will so gladly and frequently tell you about.
If you've heard of stealth marketing (e.g., where popular high school students are given products by a company so that other less popular students will see this and also want the same product) you will figure out within the first few minutes of the film what the story is about. And you will be way ahead of the filmmakers, who continue to reveal the information in a way that shows they don't realize you've gotten it.
The movie is also about the neighbors (Gary Cole, Glenne Headly), who represent all of us, and who fall for the ruse, with tragic consequences.
This movie has the aspirations of a Truman Show or of a great novel. It tries to add some complexity into the mix by showing how human needs and motivations can disrupt even the best corporate schemes. It creates many admirable questions: In a society based on capitalism can you trust that the salesperson or even your neighbor is telling you the truth? Those products you see your neighbors using: did they even pay for those with their own money? Why do we allow corporations to do this? How is it some people are willing to lie and manipulate others so ruthlessly? What are the consequences to society of allowing our corporations to engage in this behavior?Read more ›
We have all wondered what is the name of the perfume that Kate allows her fake daughter to use and I think either one of these is the correct answer:
L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons Extrême Eau de Parfum
L'Artisan Parfumeur Nuit de Tubéreuse Eau de Parfum
In fact, he becomes too great a persuader. His next-door neighbor (played by Gary Cole) is so convinced that Steve's lifestyle is leading to happiness that he tries desperately to keep up with him, buying everything that Steve suggests and more. Unfortunately, he takes on incredible debt, falling behind on his house payments and his credit cards, and is soon headed for financial disaster.
Meanwhile, the "daughter" (played by Amber Heard) has an affair with a married man, one that comes to an end when his wife finds out and he unceremoniously dumps her. At the same time, Steve and Kate do the unthinkable. They actually begin to be attracted to each other, which clouds their judgment as marketers.
The concept behind the movie is great, although its point is rather obvious and can be summed up in a sentence: People want to keep up with the Joneses and will go to any extreme to do so. "The Joneses" does a tolerably good job of showing this.Read more ›
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I really liked the plot and the meaning behind this movie. The DVD arrived in perfect condition and the seller was swift about delivery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raquel Y. Eldridge-Gradnigo
It has been a long time since I saw Demi Moore in a movie. And in this one she is as beautiful as ever. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eugenia
A very witty black-comedy featuring a great cast and a whole new perspective on our consumer-driven lifestyles. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patti Askins
Good movie. Liked that it does show how far brands will go with marketing to make customers buy things. The impact of 'keeping up with the joneses' and costs to family and self.Published 5 months ago by N.S.
This movie was so sad. It was very interesting to watch and it was a pretty good movie. I thought that it was going to be boring and lame when it first came on but it was better... Read morePublished 6 months ago by SomeoneWife
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