The idea of a ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ is given a whole new meaning in this hilariously awkward comedy thriller that sees friendships blossom from curiosity.
Not many highly skilled espionage artists have been exposed to modern suburbia life, so it is unsurprising that two secret agents under the persona of The Joneses get a little more than they bargained for when they move into the same cul-de-sac as The Gaffney’s.
Despite The Joneses consistent attempts to fit-in to the neighbourhood, The Gaffney’s can’t help but think not all is as it seems and so decide to do a little investigating themselves; ultimately leading to blowing The Joneses cover and jeopardising the entire mission.
As spy films go this one certainly wins the award for the most ridiculous concept. Not because of the special effects or the acting talent, but because of the sheer hilarity that carries the script. From seeing Zach Galifiankis try and break a three sheet pane of glass by running into it, to witnessing Jonn Hamms relentless optimism in the ever worsening spy talents of The Gaffney’s, there’s one thing for sure; this film is not missing the comedy factor.
Like so many films in this genre, it makes for easy an viewing and screams ‘date night’ material. And unlike so many of these comedy spy films that seem to be hitting the cinemas front, left and centre, it might actually be a film that remains with its audience, but I doubt it.