Keeping Up with the Joneses

Theatrical Release: October 21, 2016
Keeping Up with the Joneses


A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Dove Review

This is a raucous comedy of two couples whose lives intertwine when they become neighbors. The Joneses move in next to the Gaffneys.

Jeff and Karen Gaffney have sent their children off to summer camp and then imagine the things they can do for their love life. Jeff works in Human Resources for a computer company, and Karen is a home decorator. The two are happy but set in their ways. When Karen sees the new neighbors move in, the comedy begins as she tries to find out the real story of Dan and Meg Jones. But always remember to be careful snooping on the neighbors—you may find out more than you intended to know.

This movie has everything you want for a date night flick—romance, intrigue, comedy and espionage. Unfortunately, due to strong language and additional unnecessary content, this film cannot be considered appropriate for the family.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kissing; comment made about a sexual position and noises; many sexual innuendos; couple dreaming about having sex in many rooms of their house; couple hugging; women very provocatively dressed; discussion about doing excercises for lady parts; two women kiss.
Language: F-1; A-2; S-6; G/OG/OMG-21; J-4; GD-4; JC-1; for sakes-1; H-2; oh lord-1; good lord-1; slang for woman's genitals; slang for having sex.
Violence: House explodes in two different scenes; man chops up a deadly snake to eat; man is bitten by a snake's head; man stole computer chips from company to sell; man sneaks into a company; couple has put a "bug" in another couple's home; man is shot in the head; many scenes of people shooting at others; motorcycle crash; car-chase scenes; comment about roasting a man's testicles; jumping though a glass window.
Drugs: Drinking wine and beer; men drinking a liquor that has a snake in it; main character is seen drunk; woman is drugged by a dart; man using an inhaler; smoking a hookah.
Nudity: Woman in short dress; a lot of cleavage; women in very skimpy lingerie.
Other: Woman spying on new neighbors; dogs defecate in a man's yard and owner does not pick it up; man sneaks into a couple's house; a couple lies about their true identities.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Greg Mottola
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 101 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe