The Joneses are a perfect family who move to town and live seemingly idyllic lives - but all is not as it seems. Both parents and their two teenage kids are living examples of product placement, there to get their neighbours buying like crazy.
Both Demi Moore and David Duchovny remind us why they used to be huge, but while the attacks on consumer culture are largely effective, by portraying the ‘family’s’ employers in a cuddly rather than rapacious light the drama is drained of tension and the satire deprived of teeth.
A meta-satire that doesn't quite come off.
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara