I find myself opting for the even lazier man’s Redbox and renting a movie on Amazon Video or even through my X-Box One. This one was an HD Amazon Streaming Rental on FireStick for $5.99.
Keeping Up with the Joneses Stars Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). You gotta love Zach… he’s flipping hilarious. I’m a Zach Galifianakis fan so I tend to like his characters (which are very similar). I swear he played just about the same dude with a different wardrobe and haircut in the movie Masterminds. OK, probably the fact it was a Zach Galifianakis film is kinda what sold me on the movie to begin with. It’s going to be at least mildly entertaining. And it was just that. Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t a knee slapper by far but if you’re a Zach fan it’ll have it’s moments. The cast of actors is great and that’s probably the only thing that saves this predictable film.
It just doesn’t hold it together well enough. I’m no movie continuity stickler but there was this one scene where the entire cast is being chased by motorcycle goons that seem to multiply and come out of nowhere to the point where you’re literally thinking to yourself, “Wait… whaaaa… h0w many of these guys are there?”. Isla Fisher is at her worst. I a dude… I always considered her to be pretty dreamy with an exceptional redhead GND hotness. In the scene where she’s supposed to be looking her best and wearing a busty and lavish dress, she just looks meh. I felt mildly robbed to the magnitude of when you drop a sizable amount of pocket change and know you’re never recover it all. I really put things in perspective and changed the way I see some things in my life.