Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Review: Neighbors

Time to bro out.

Mac (Seth Rogan) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a young married couple with a 6 month old baby. They are enjoying their house and their new grown up life, then they get new neighbors in the form of a fraternity lead by Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete. (Dave Franco) At first, Mac and Kelly party with them and promise not to call the police if they get too loud, but once they break that promise it becomes an all out war between houses.

At first I didn't think I'd enjoy Neighbors. The thought of douchey college guys playing pranks on a young couple with a baby just didn't sound interesting. (Maybe because I hated frat boys in college and I am part of a young couple with a baby) But that's what ended up making this movie so funny. The fraternity is made fun of, a lot. The things that Mac and Kelly talk about were at times relateable as well. And, you know, I enjoy a good dick joke. This film had plenty.

Neighbors is easily the funniest movie of 2014 so far and it feels like Zac Efron was born to play Teddy. I was hard on him when I saw The Paperboy, but he shines here. The always reliable Rogan, Byrne, and Franco do as well. Plus there's a Workaholics cameo that I loved.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "Your body is like a giant arrow pointing towards your dick." - Mac (Seth Rogan)

18 comments:

  1. It makes me so happy to read reviews of this! You can't go wrong the funniest movie of 2014 so far. Excited to see this!

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  2. I'm seeing it this weekend, glad to see so many positive interviews! I adore Seth Rogen so I hope I'll like it.

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    1. Rogan is great, as he always is with R rated comedy. He even gets a nude scene.

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  3. I'm so looking forward to catching this movie...on DVD :-(

    I never get to the movies...

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    1. :( I'm sure the DVD of this will have awesome outtakes at least.

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  4. Looking forward to this, I've just been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to go to the cinema. Although I'm going this week to check out Godzilla!

    Nice review! Glad you liked it.

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    1. I'm hoping to see Godzilla this week too! Thanks!

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  5. I'm glad you liked this film. It was so fun to watch. I want Rose Byrne and Zac Efron in more comedies but also balance out with some dramatic stuff as I think Efron has the potential to be a really serious actor in the future.

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    1. I'm not sure I'm on board for his serious stuff yet. I hated him in The Paperboy and in The Lucky One, but he could have potential. There were a few moments in both of those films were I saw some.

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  6. good to hear this was good! i though the trailer was pretty funny actually, mostly because i love seth rogen

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    1. I love Seth Rogen too, especially when he's in R rated movies.

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  7. I do want to see this!!! I will probably wait for video but I will watch it.

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    1. It will be worth the wait! I hope you enjoy it.

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  8. Good review Brittani. Laughed many of times during this. However, what really did me in was the fact that there was more to this story than just a bunch of R-rated pot and dick gags. There was a heart and a message that surprisingly worked for me.

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    1. Definitely! It did have a lot of heart.

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  9. Glad to hear more nice things about Efron, who can be quite good. I should be seeing this one soon.

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    1. He's very good in this role. I was hard on him during The Paperboy, but he made up for it here.

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