Jeff and Karen Gaffney (Zack Galifiakanis and Isla Fisher) are a happy, perfectly ordinary suburban married couple. He works at human resources for an aerospace company, is friendly with everyone, knows everyone's name, and can't get anyone to join him for "indoors skydiving." She's an interior designer working from home. They live in a cul-de-sac where everyone's friendly, and when their two sons leave for camp Jeff and Karen feel a bit of empty nest syndrome.
There's not anything new in Keeping Up with the Joneses -- and not a whole lot done well. The actors do as much as they can with the material they have, but many of the jokes fall flat and both the action scenes and physical comedy are uninspired. There are a few chuckles here and there, but Keeping Up with the Joneses generally settles for mediocrity.
Overall grade: C-
Reviewed by James Lynch