Review: Neighbors


Director:Nicholas Stoller

Cast:Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco

Running Time:96 Minutes


Nicholas Stoller's Neighbors has putthe frat movie back on the map! It's the best since Animal House!

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play a recently married couple, Mac and Kelly, who move into a new home, soon to find out that they have new neighbors"•a lot of them. They are neighbors to an entire house of  frat brothers, otherwise known as Delta Psi. This group of raging delinquents is led by the delectably devious duo Teddy (Efron) and Pete (Franco).  Mac and Kelly have a newborn and enjoy their shut eye when they can get it, so when the frat decides to throw a kegger on the first night, Mac and Kelly try and tell their new neighbors to keep the noise levels down in the nicest, hippest way possible, without sounding like a 70-year-old couple that eat their dinner around 5 at the local Luby'sand are in bed watching Jeopardy by 7:30. War ensues between the two households after Mac calls "Da Po-Po" on Efron and his band of brothers.

One of the things I really enjoyed about the screenplay was the fact that Rose Byrne's character Kelly was equally as stupid and outlandish as her onscreen husband Rogen. Thanks to the screenwriters Andrew J. Cohen and Brenden O'Brien, this film tosses that old boring formula of "the out of control, dumb and outlandish husband is tamed and brought to his senses by his more reasonable and mature loving housewife. Or as the producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen described it"”"your typical Kevin James movie".

This film brings back the frat movie in a big way. It's really gratifying to watch a film where everyone in it is an anti-hero, which opened the window for many unforgettable scenes in the film, particularly between Rogen and Byrne. Neighbors  will  surely be a crowd pleaser; go see it!


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