Cast: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ike Barinholz, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein
Director: Nicholas Stroller
Length and Rating: 92 min | R
If any couple went through what Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne’s characters did in Neighbors they would get the hell out of dodge too. As their young daughter is getting older Mac (Rogan) and Kelly (Bryne) bought a new home in the suburbs and are selling their old house. The only thing between them and suburban bliss is thirty days in escrow. What can go wrong?
Here enters Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz), the college freshman who is repulsed by the Greek system rules against sororities throwing parties that she decides to create her own. And where better to house them then right next to Mac and Kelly. So now they have to get the sorority to quiet down and stop throwing parties so they can sell their home, or else they’re screwed.
If this sounds like it’s like the first movie, it’s because it is. If you liked the predecessor to this film then yes, you will enjoy it. But if you’re expecting something different, then wait till it’s on Netflix. That’s not saying that the film isn’t good. It’s pretty funny. Zac Efron continues to show comedic skills with character Teddy, a college graduate that is trying to figure out what to do next with his life. And if you like Seth Rogan, then yes this film is for you.
The film also has surprising feminist undertones in it. The film successfully demonstrates a fraction of how the Greek system can function and Shelby and her sorority sisters are disgusted by it. And instead of participating in or ignoring it, they decide to make a change. Even the jokes made can hit close to audiences especially with the conversations that are taking place in the media today.
The takeaway, if you liked the first one you’ll like this one.
“Do you know how to hot-wire a car?” Mac (Seth Rogan)
“No, but I do know something about airbags.” Teddy (Zac Efron)