A fraternity, party, drugs, sex, weed, a married couple and a their baby plus Seth Rogen name involved sounded good to me but I am disappointed with this one. Neighbors seemed more promissing in the trailer. There's some hilarious moments that will actually make you laugh a lot but then there's "the" big problem with a lot of trailers, specially when it comes to comedy, the fact that sometimes the most hilarious parts are already spoiled in there. That happens with this film.
My major complaints are the inconsistency throughout the film. When its getting very good it quickly becomes careless. It's full of ups and downs. Some jokes were hilarious but others were completely dumb. Some dialogues were repetitive, the characters say the same things over and over again. And what about the other neighbors? They never complained about anything? Those guys were destroying things, had crazy parties and no sights of other people in the neighborhood?
Biggest surprise of the film, Zac Efron being a total asshole! He really shines playing the part very well and he definitely gives the best performance of the film! I like Seth Rogen, the guy always makes me laugh but I think he played this role for so many times! I think it's time to try something different other than the guy who likes weed. For example, I really liked to see him in Take This Waltz in such a different role, more dramatic. Don't get me wrong I love to see him doing comedy but it's time to let the weed behind! Rose Byrne is always very sweet, she was able to be very funny! She made a great team with Seth Rogen and despite what I thought both were great together!
Neighbors is also a film for cinephiles, by that I mean, there's a lot of movie references throughout. I caught myself being the only one laughing at the theater which is actually very bad, who means that most people didn't understand the jokes. I also wasn't expecting the depth and the amount of messages that the film wants to transmit and I liked that.
Overall, it wasn't great as I thought it would be but isn't also terrible. I enjoyed myself watching it. I would say it is an average comedy. Don't be afraid of watching it, I think despite the flaws you'll be able to have some fun.
This had potential in the beginning but went downhill REALLY fast. Way too many penises that didn't add to the movie at all. There should have been more focus on the parenting aspect. The whole thing is completely unrealistic and it tries to connect with too many types of audiences.
Red Band Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILjls_ZX-S0
This could be a really entertaining movie, love the cast!
Funny movie, it's that kind of movie that you don't need to put much though on it. The little Walter White was awesome.
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Great plot and a hilarious movie. Not bad for a simple, easy watching comedy. The parenting part wasn't exaggerated and was totally relatable. There was just too much diversity in the story as to who its really targeting. Overall, not bad for a light solo laugh.