Their specialty: raunch comedy, including previous outings such as KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD, THE GUILT TRIP and THIS IS THE END.
And let’s be clear, since BRIDESMAIDS raunch has become the new norm.
In NEIGHBORS it’s a basic family versus frat romp – a tale of two parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) with an infant daughter moving into what they expected to be the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood.
So far. So good.
However new neighbors are moving in next-door.
As in the Delta Psi Beta fraternity that’s hell bent on debauchery and about to turn the hood into party central.
Delta Psi’s front man is Zac Efron backed by Dave Franco.
Taking the friendly road the young couple tries to cozy up to the party animals figuring it’ll be the easier way to keep the peace and noise levels down. And they try desperately to be the cool neighbors.
The very much R-rated raunch barrage only accelerates. And when Seth Rogen finally calls the cops things turn into a not so neighborly all out war. You can imagine the rest.
And talk about pushing the envelope…
Two scenes in this movie stand out.
One involves a breast pump that Rogen uses on his wife to pump any possible alcohol residue out of Byrne’s boobs.
The other involves the couple heavily into the doing of the dirty deed—with the baby sitting nearby happily watching. That scene had our preview audience wincing.
All that and more goes down in a tight hour-and-a-half long frat romp.
NEIGHBORS, featuring Lisa Kudrow as the university’s dean and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, scores a frat (not so) friendly B-.
(Reviewed at at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas)
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