Bad Neighbours review

Genre: Comedy
Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow.
Year Of Release: 2014
Certificate: 15 (UK)
Runtime: 97 minutes
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Synopsis: “A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.” IMDB

Can I just say, by having Christopher Mintz-Plasse in your movie, will take my interest if there is any. To a very dwindling mess of disapproval and anger.

The movie opens up with new parents Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) getting it on vigorously or at least trying to while their baby is in here baby walker watching on from mere feet away. A look into what parenthood may be like for us when we hit our early 30s.

Out of nowhere, as if brought in by the Gods of “lets mess your life up” wanted fun, Teddy (Efron) and Pete (Franco) move in next door with their College fraternity Delta Psi. A few nights after they move in Mac and Kelly go around to complain about the noise, however end up getting high as kits and drunk as skunks, during this night is probably the funniest scene in the entire movie. When Mac and Teddy have a Batman-off, obviously Keaton vs Bale.

And obviously as movies go, their unlikely allegiance doesn’t last, in few scenes afterwards Mac and Kelly are complaining once again about the noise to the cops. Setting off and almighty battling feud between both households. Resulting in at one point Mac flooding their basement in order to try and draw them away.

I can’t really say much more without ruining pranks and what are supposed to be funny scenes, however for me all the funniest parts where given away in trailers with the exception being the Bat-off.

Overall, if you were to take the opinion of reviewers to heart, I would personally say it’s and ok watch. However wait for a friend to buy it or until it is on a streaming website like Netflix or Amazon. I will say it is not the worst Comedy movie I have ever seen, just not as a good as other Comedies. I will give Zac Efron the props he deserves though, he has very much stepped out of the shadow cast upon him by his Disney days, he will have a bigger future in movies that I ever guessed.


Chris "The Boss" Wilson

Chris is a self confessed movie junkie, his favourite film is A Nightmare On Elm Street, yes the 84 version obviously!

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