Neighbors

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If you enjoy crude sight gags, toilet humor, and hilarious jokes you will probably like the comedy, Neighbors. Mack Radner (Seth Rogen) and his wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) move into a quiet neighborhood with their baby Stella when a group of fraternity brothers move into the house next door. The president of the group, Teddy (Zack Efron) and his vice-president Pete (Dave Franco) tell Mac and Kelly they will be quiet and even invite them to their first party. Mack and Kelly think this might be a great arrangement, until the next night when the music is turned up again and another party rages till morning. Mack calls the police, Teddy takes it personally, and the parties become even louder and later into the night. Mack and Kelly decide to respond with a big practical joke, the fraternity brothers return the favor, and the war begins. This film is just what you think it would be with nudity, drugs, and lots of partying. Seth Rogen and Zack Efron were very funny but it was Rose Byrne who stole the show. She jumped right in with the practical jokes and traded insults and bad language with the best of them. The story itself actually wasn’t too bad and the running time was kept to a slim 96 minutes because no character development or intriguing sub-plots were needed. (It seems like the only thing the actors needed besides comedic timing was to be able to say the F-word dozens of times) This is a comedy so I didn’t expect the plot to make much sense, but I couldn’t help but wonder if the parties were so loud why didn’t any of the other neighbors complain to the police? (Why am I thinking this film was supposed to make sense?) Obviously the target audience is between 18 to 26 years of age so don’t take your grandparents. In fact don’t take your parents, kids, or even your dog.) Much of this film is really funny but the majority was too juvenile so I’ll give it a B- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA