Other Sellers on Amazon
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
The Joneses, a seemingly perfect family, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with all the trappings of the upper middle class. They are the ultimate trend setters with an endless supply of high-tech toys, designer clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all too perfect family.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
As for the Joneses themselves? David Duchovny is very good as the slick former car salesman who retains a withered root of conscience, one that begins to blossom anew as he sees what's happening to his neighbors (e.g., victims). Demi Moore has the requisite glossy hardness to convince us that to her, nothing is personal, it's all just business. All that ever really matters is being a "winner" & getting ahead. And their model-perfect teen "children" are marvels at taking advantage of their peers, whose desperation to fit in & be cool makes them very easy prey indeed.
I've tried not to give away too much of the plot, so let me just say that while the redemption of one character is quite believable, I'm not so sure about the other one. Perhaps there was studio pressure to have some sort of a happy ending; but in this case, a somewhat bleaker ending would have been more appropriate. Some people choose to put themselves beyond redemption, and I expected more of that by the end.
Still, how many contemporary films even begin to delve into the emptiness of American consumerism & materialism, rather than encouraging & glorifying it? For that alone, and for the strength of most of the film, I heartily recommend this film to anyone who questions the shallow values of what passes for our culture today. What's frightening is just how plausible the presented scenario really is ... or could it be happening already? I wouldn't be a bit surprised ...
This movie is about a family, that is much like many families of current times. This movie shows reality. This movie shows why many people are in their current circumstances.
This movies show why you should not covet anyone on anything. You get to see what coveting gets you.
Great lessons can be learned from this movie. Many things may glitter but do they really have value?
We own this movie and use it a reminder to remain humble, and keep people first, and to love people first and not fall into the trap of consumerism. To be great stewards over what the Lord has provided and not to get caught up into this material world.
Take a look around and see all the materialism. Look at how all it take is for someone to purchase something, show it off and then every one wants it. Watch the Ethos DVD, you can purchase that DVD here on Amazon.
We have cut down on our consumerism in many ways, cutting cable off, (we use Roku and Logitech revue Google T.V. to stream, antenna T.V, with Moho antenna to view T.V.) growing our on veggies, the use of magic jack or Nettalk for phone service, no smart cell phones for a household of more than six (my husband is the only one who has a smart cell phone due to his job). Cooking at home and much much more. This movie is confirmation that we have made the right steps and will continue to make the right steps in this direction. We have more quality time, and a much better more free lifestyle. We also save much more without a cable bill and smart phone data packages that everyone has to have now days. Our sell phone bill is way less than $200 for five phones. This movie proves good points to not keep up with the Jone$es!
This movie is great through out the whole movie and yes we did laugh at some of the funny parts, but the serious parts really were serious. You can read today's headlines to find that out.
Enjoy and live within your means. Yes, you really can live without cable and a lot more.
Overall the acting was good and the story line was ... odd, and lost me a bit here and there, but was fine overall.
Honestly, I got this movie to see David Duchovny, I was NOT disappointed and GLAD I bought it.
I suggest buying it to anyone wanting some Duchovny eye candy, or just needing their Duchovny fix today. ;-D!
The movie in itself has some holes in it. Nothing mentioned why they bought the house, what they do for work...and so on. No one questions how they can have the elite things. Its a good watch, and to movie to really think about how we all live.