Joneses, The

Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their two teenage kids seem like a wealthy, successful, happy family. But when their near-perfect lives cause extreme jealousy in their new neighborhood, the truth comes out that things are not what they appear.

  • Starring: Demi Moore, David Duchovny and Gary Cole
  • Director(s): Derrick Borte
  • Producer(s): Doug Mankoff
  • Screenwriter(s): Derrick Borte
  • Distributor: Roadside Attractions
  • Animal Coordinator: Southern Animal Talent Agency
  • Release Date: Friday, April 16, 2010
  • Rating: Outstanding

Featured Animal Action

Larry (Gary Cole) and his dog are in the far background as Steve Jones (David Duchovny) watches them through his window. Larry crouches down, picking up after his dog. The prop feces was made of a nontoxic substance. Then, Larry walks his dog on a leash down the sidewalk for a moment before stopping to chat with Steve. For this brief and mild action, the dog owner and trainer was nearby at all times, along with a second trainer for added safety. Moments before filming, the trainer handed the leash to the actor, who was instructed on proper handling of the dog, and had him walk 20 feet down the sidewalk. The streets were closed to traffic.