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About the Movie
By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream –complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe that they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), they try to play along and make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. The neighbors’ relentless sabotage escalates into outrageous one-upmanship, beginning an epic Greek war for the ages. Also stars Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 207
- Fresh: 151
- Rotten: 56
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This raunchy unrooting of a settled suburban idyll exposes the considerable angst of emerging adulthood with a kind of scatological fervor designed to elicit oodles of inappropriate laughs.
Fresh: There's no doubt the filmmakers want to make us laugh but, in doing so, they also touch upon a theme that many older viewers will find familiar: the rite of passage from a college party animal to the responsible role of a father or mother.
Fresh: It's the most rollicking frat comedy since Revenge of the Nerds II. (Miss you, Booger.)
Rotten: Unfortunately, concise comedy gives way to desperation less that halfway through, and we're left with the spectacle of adults embracing extreme immaturity just because they can.
Saw this movie in theater and it was bad. A lot of raunchy, crude humor. A lot of male parts in the movie, if you get my drift. Don’t let your kids see this movie. It wasn’t funny at all and had trouble following the plot of the movie. It made no sense and insulted my intelligence. I don’t understand why Hollywood makes these kinds of movies, but to each his own.
Save your money!
This movie is awful! The acting is lame and the plot (that had potential) dies 15 mins into the movie. Wait for TV.
‘Neighbors’ is a laugh-a-minute
Seth Rogen is absolutely fantastic, there’s no going around it. From the pot smoking goober in “Pineapple Express” to his eerily similar character in last year’s “This is the End”, he has a lock on raunchy comedy like no one else in Hollywood. His style and comic timing are almost impeccable and he effortlessly lights up the screen every time we see him. And though he may depart from his typical stoner role in his new film “Neighbors” he certainly doesn’t leave behind any of the laughs. Thriving alongside a talented cast including Zac Efron and Dave Franco, he brings us some of the funniest work of his career.
This new feel-good comedy follows Mac and Kelly (Rogen and Rose Byrne), a couple settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newly born daughter when a fraternity, headed by buff college students Teddy and Pete (Efron and Franco), moves next door. Constantly throwing obnoxious parties and continually waking their baby up from the loud noise, the new parents must face-off with the brothers in an effort to get them to move. Outrageously funny and definitely deserving of its R rating, this is an experience meant to be seen on the big screen.
Efron and Rogen work together perfectly, providing most of the physical gags and hilarious moments. And unlike most of the films in this genre, it doesn’t just treat the leading lady as eye-candy, giving Byrne an equal driving force in the plot. Rated R for language and sexual content, “Neighbors” may be too foul-mouthed for some, but for me, it was a laugh-a-minute.
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