Films

The Joneses

April 16th 2010
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 93 min,
  • Roadside Attractions
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  • Cast: Amber Heard, Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Gary Cole, Glenne Headly, Chris Williams, Lauren Hutton, Ben Hollingsworth, Christine Evangelista, Catherine Dyer, Ric Reitz, Robert Pralgo, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Kim Wall, Andrew DiPalma, Roy McCrerey, Joe Narciso, Jenson Goins, Tiffany Morgan, Hayes Mercure, John Atwood, Danielle Barnum, Jason Horgan, Jennifer Van Horn
  • Director: Derrick Borte
  • Writers: Derrick Borte, Randy T. Dinzler
  • Producers: Derrick Borte, Doug Mankoff, Kristi Zea, Andrew Spaulding
  • Co Producers: Scott Floyd Lochmus, Jessica Stamen
  • Executive Producers: Adam Betteridge, Peter Principato, David Rogers, Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Paul Young
  • Art Direction: Paul Kelly
  • Castings: Pam Dixon, Shay Griffin
  • Costume Design: Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
  • D.O.P.: Yaron Orbach
  • Editor: Janice Hampton
  • Makeups: Judy Ponder-Patton, Donna M. Premick
  • Music: Nick Urata
  • Production Design: Kristi Zea
  • Set Decoration: Frank Galline

Storyline

"The Joneses", a social commentary on our consumerist society. Perfect couple Steve and Kate Jones, and their gorgeous teen-aged children Jenn and Mick, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with McMansions and all the trappings of the upper middle class. Kate is the ultimate trend setter - beautiful, sexy, dressed head-to-toe in designer labels. Steve is the admired successful businessman who has it all: a gorgeous wife, big house and an endless supply of high-tech toys. Jenn and Mick rule their new school as they embody all that is hip and trendy - cool clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all- too perfect family.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Atlanta, USA; Spokane, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language, some sexual content, teen drinking and drug use
  • Production Companies: Echo Lake Productions, Premiere Picture
  • Production Schedule: October 2008 - November 2008

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Trivia

2010 Guide Analysis: "Roadside Attractions snapped up the indie satire a few weeks after its world premiere in Toronto and have scheduled a late Spring release. Reviews out of the festival called it enjoyable, thought-provoking and a well-performed modern morality tale about American consumerism with a surprisingly inventive premise.

In fact the reveal of the truth about this family happens early on and is good enough that it's not worth spoiling, suffice it to say it's a great idea for a film and one that makes you seriously consider that such a situation could've taken place in the real world at some time.

Sadly it sounds like things head towards a very run-of-the-mill style ending complete with anti-materialism monologues, but overall it was good enough that it sold most of its international distribution rights within days of it premiering."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 20 May 2010: Argentina