Neighbors Review: Seth Rogen Battles Frat Boy Zac Efron & Co.

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So you’ve moved into a new neighborhood with baby in tow and who moves in next door? A local fraternity. Hilarity ensues as Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne take on Zac Efron and his frat brothers in Neighbors.

Rogan and Byrne play Mac and Kelly Radner, who move in to a quiet neighborhood to settle down with their newborn baby. Soon after, a fraternity moves in next door. At first, the fraternity, led by their president Teddy (played by Zac Efron), plays nice with the Radners as the new parents try to play cool and try and fit in with their new neighbors. Things seem to be working fairly well – heck the Radners even party hard with the frat one night, trying to retain some aspect of their younger days – until things take a turn for the worse when Mac calls the cops on one of the frat’s parties after it gets out of hand.

As you can imagine, things go south quickly for the Radners and the rest of the movie turns into a hilarious show of one-upmanship as the fraternity and the Radners go head to head and try to out do each other to gain the upper hand. One scheme leads to another until only one team is victorious.

Overall, the movie was good fun – albeit raunchy as with most Seth Rogan films, and Rogan and Byrne worked well as a husband and wife team. Efron definitely fit the role of the pretty boy frat president and he plays well opposite both Rogan and Byrne. Don’t expect Oscar award winning performances, as is the case with most comedies, but if you’re looking for a movie to sit down and just enjoy for a few laughs and what the heck moments, you’ll enjoy Neighbors.

Check out the trailer below.

Neighbors releases on DVD and Blu-ray on September 23, 2014.

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