Monday, 26 May 2014

"Neighbors" Review | Movie Monday

"Neighbors" Theatrical Release Poster
Neighbors follows Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) as they face parenthood and the reality of a fraternity moving in next door. Everything goes well at first with the fraternity's President, Teddy (Zac Efron), seeming compliant with the couple's requests to keep the noise down; but when things go wrong and the Radners call the cops, all hell breaks loose.

This movie is pretty funny from the get-go, but it really hits its stride once the pranking and sabotage begin. There are many laugh-out-loud moments, including a few scenes involving airbags. In terms of humour, this film is pretty much what you expect when you see a film starring Seth Rogen - frequently stupid humour, and always gut-busting.

Among all the comedy, there's also a heartwarming aspect to Neighbors. Mac and Kelly have a rough time dealing with Teddy and his fraternity, but ultimately the experience makes them a stronger family unit. There was also a sense of brotherly love among the fraternity brothers, particularly between Teddy and Pete (Dave Franco), whose relationship is also tried among all the sabotage.

Zac Efron usually plays the "nice guy", so it was nice to see him in a different role, although Teddy is frequently a douchebag.

I really enjoyed this film - it had me laughing a lot. If you usually like Seth Rogen movies, you'll definitely enjoy this!


  1. Good review Nikki. It's one of those rare comedies that can make numerous penis-references and still sound fresh. And that in itself, is an accomplishment.

    1. Thanks! That's a pretty accurate statement about the film, haha.