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The Joneses is a American film written and directed by Derrick Borte. It stars Demi Moore, See also[edit]. Keeping up with the Joneses. Critic Consensus: Keeping Up with the Joneses squanders a decent premise -- and a talented cast full of funny people -- on a witless and. Plumett AL Launcher, Gisele Yashar, Fast & Furious 6, Smith & Wesson M&P, Natalie Jones, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Webley Mk VI, Diana.

In exchange, Jeff takes Tim to indoor skydivinga passion of his that none of his friends share.

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All the way through, Tim tries to have Jeff talk about his coworkers at the office. Back at their house, Jeff accidentally breaks the glass sculpture made by Tim that was given to them, revealing a bug among the shards.

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Realizing the Joneses are spies, Karen decides to sneak into their house to find more evidence. They narrowly escape as the Joneses arrive.

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Natalie is worried Tim might be getting too close to Jeff, but they reveal they are in love with each other, which is also against the rules. Natalie notices the used pen gun on the floor, and they realize the Gaffneys have broken into their house.

The Gaffneys arrange a private meeting with MBI security officer Carl Pronger Kevin Dunn to expose the Joneses, but before Carl can disclose classified details, he is killed by a sniper who also attacks the Gaffneys.

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They are rescued by the Joneses and a high-speed chase and shootout ensue. The Gaffneys learn that the Joneses are actually trying to discover whether there is treason within MBI.

Back in the cul-de-sac, Jeff gives Tim and Natalie some relationship advice and the two couples bond.

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After they reenter their house, the Joneses trigger a bomb that blows it up. InElizabeth Schermerhorn Jones built a room gothic villa called Wyndcliffe described by Henry Winthrop Sargent in as being very fine in the style of a Scottish castle, but by Edith Wharton, Elizabeth's niece, as a gloomy monstrosity. Astor married to a Jones cousina phenomenon described as "keeping up with the Joneses".

The phrase is also associated with another of Edith Wharton's aunts, Mary Mason Jones, who built a large mansion at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, then undeveloped. Wharton portrays her affectionately in The Age of Innocence as Mrs.

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Manson Mingott, "calmly waiting for fashion to flow north". A slightly different version is that the phrase refers to the grand lifestyle of the Joneses who by the mid-century were numerous and wealthy, thanks to the Chemical Bank and Mason connection.

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It was their relation Mrs William Backhouse Astor, Jr who began the "patriarchs balls", the origin of " The Four Hundred ", the list of the society elite who were invited. By then the Joneses were being eclipsed by the massive wealth of the AstorsVanderbilts and others but the four hundred list published in contained many of the Joneses and their relations—old money still mattered.

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Social effects[ edit ] The philosophy of "keeping up with the Joneses" has widespread effects on some societies. According to this philosophy, conspicuous consumption occurs when people care about their standard of living in relation to their peers.

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According to Roger Mason, "the demand for status goodsfueled by conspicuous consumption, has diverted many resources away from investment in the manufacture of more material goods and services in order to satisfy consumer preoccupations with their relative social standing and prestige".

With the increasing availability of goods, people became more inclined to define themselves by what they possessed and the quest for higher status accelerated.

Conspicuous consumption and materialism have been an insatiable juggernaut ever since. The upward mobility over the past few decades in America is due in part to the large number of women joining the labor force.

Doug Henwood observed that "both the US and British poor were more likely to stay poor for a long period of time: