'The Joneses' clever and observant

A surprise Stateside hit, that will make us take a fresh look at the consumer society we live in.

Director: Derek Borte

Cast: David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Gary Cole, Amber Heard

Cert: 15

A surprise Stateside hit, that will make us take a fresh look at the consumer society we live in.

Duchovny and Moore, both in excellent form and swamped in prefect chemistry, play the absolutely wonderful couple who move into the absolutely perfect neighbourhood: they’re successful, blissfully married, wealthy, snappily dressed, have the perfect children, everything we – and their neighbours – could possible desire.

But throughout Borte’s clever and observant script there is the nagging feeling that things are not quite what they seem … how perfect can perfection be?

And the title holds a clue … the Joneses we are always trying to keep up with and why, and how we are so easily manipulated into wanting everything we can lay our hands on.

A little gem.

Star Rating: 4/5

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