The Joneses Synopsis
Stealth marketers move into a wealthy neighborhood and encourage residents to buy products.
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The Joneses manages a deft blend of the sexy, the sad and the silly. And Borte doles out his secrets and surprises in ways that make it...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Surprising, inventive and crisply, merrily written and directed by Derrick Borte, The Joneses is a brisk, captivating entertainment. Think...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The beauty of The Joneses is that the salesmen are as much the victims as the people they're deceiving.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Before it gives itself a chance to deliver on that promise, however, it morphs into something different -- something often resembling a...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A sharp sendup of suburban conformity and American materialism, The Joneses does burn through its credit by the end. But it's flashy enough...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Crass materialism and ridiculous marketing ploys are skewered by writer/director Derrick Borte in this uneven cautionary tale that starts...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This cautionary tale might be easier to swallow if all that stuff didn't look like it came from a Sky Mall catalog.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
What could have been a biting black comedy taking product placement to the logical extreme instead is so obviously predictable that even a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An overobvious and underwhelming satire about American consumerism run amok.
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
It’s cute and clever to a point -- especially if you don’t know much about the film’s premise going in -- but then the cleverness runs on...
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One of my favorite movies of all time

By prismacolorpie
i loved this movie so much!! slightly reminded me of American Beauty and its equally as good. I fell in love with this movie in the first 5 minutes. The acting was sublime, the writing was...

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By tbder
insightful comedic entertaining enlightening awesome...

Very entertaining

By happinss_always
The cast was excellent and the story line all too true. May be painful for some to see themselves. I highly recommend it for all ages. Can be a real eyeopener for kids....

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By mad_max1999
Funny Smart Sexy Funny Duchovny!...

You should go. You know you want to. Everybody's doing it. Serisously, though, go see it.

By thejeffersonlee
Though I am still unsure as to weather the film was speaking out against unbridled consumerism, or if it was only a cleverly disguised feature length advertisement, I can positively say it was worth...

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By KStrong777
Drama without drama no comedy...

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By wabash
Good storyline acting beginning ending...

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By SLKB_1967
ten times better than twilight...

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By jmitchl
Smart Funny Sexy Relevant Cool...

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By kpowers101
cleaver heartfelt humorous unbelievable superb...

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Rated R | For teen drinking, drug use, some sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teen sex, drugs, drinking pop up in satire on materialism.
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