Demi Moore and David Duchovny star as a seemingly perfect couple who, along with their equally perfect teenagers —— Amber Heard (Zombieland, Pineapple Express) and Ben Hollingsworth (The Beautiful Life) —— move into an upscale gated community. The Joneses have better goods and game than any other family in town. The only problem is they’re not a family - they are employees of a stealth marketing organization, and they know how to make everyone else want what they’ve got.
- Derrick Borte
- Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard, Ben Hollingsworth
Mr. Borte conjures up a pleasant Stepford that runs less on robotic conformity than on endless, anxious competition. The key to the film is that it allows this life to have some real appeal.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 06.24.2010
It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy.David Germain, Associated Press, 06.24.2010
In an entertaining way, the movie says something challenging, that it's possible to lose your life to stuff -- and never even know it.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 04.11.2011
The Joneses starts with a great pitch but ultimately fails to close the deal.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 09.20.2011