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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Finally got to take advantage of the $6 Tue movies at a nearby theater! Although, I almost made an impulse decision not to. When buying my tickets, I noticed that there was a screening of the stage version of Frankenstein starring Bennedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller that started in two minutes. But not only would the price have been 3x higher, I just didn't have it in me to watch something that likely required brainpower. I'd had a long and rough day, and I just needed something mindless to entertain me, so I stuck with the original plan. It ended up being exactly what I needed.

Zach Galifianakis (I got my team a point at trivia last week for knowing how to spell his name!) and Isla Fisher (love her) star in this light on the action heavy on the comedy as a typical suburban couple with a quiet and predictable life in their quaint little cul-de-sac. At least it's quiet and predictable until Jon Hamm (who needs to do more comedy) and Gal Gadot (love her too) move in next door, and there's a good chance they're undercover spies.

Again, keeping in mind that I said I needed something mindless, I really enjoyed it. I think the cast has a lot to do with that because they were flawless and funny and fully engaging. For all of them, it was a great showcase. Zach and Isla were a bit more grounded than usual, we don't see funny nearly enough from Jon, and we haven't seen it before from Gal, and they all knocked it out of the park. Sure, the material wasn't exactly original, but they sold it like it was. And that's why it made for a great night out at the movies.

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