Lately, I haven’t seen a funnier film in theaters than Universal Pictures’ Neighbors.
Neighbors hit theaters on May 9, starring the hilarious team of Seth Rogen and Zac Effron. Other stars include Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, & Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“McLovin” from “Superbad”).
The film follows Mac and Kelly (Rogen, Byrne), a married couple and parents to a newborn daughter. They adjust to the family life well, but also fear that their lives aren’t as exciting and fun anymore. Enter Teddy (Effron), president of Delta Psi. Teddy and his frat brothers move in next door to Mac and Kelly, immediately embracing and warming up to them as new neighbors. But when the couple finds difficulty in adjusting to the frat’s wild lifestyle next door, their blossoming friendship turns into a rivalry with both sides trying to one-up each other through hilarious, underhanded, deceitful, and sometimes dangerous pranks. However, it isn’t until the smoke clears that the two realize how far they’ve gone.
I felt that Neighbors had a great plot with the perfect actors portraying these characters. I saw it as a non-stop barrage of comedy that occasionally sent me laughing into tears. Rogen, of course, brought his trademark humor to his character, carrying the lead team with Him and Effron. I can honestly say that Neighbors is easily one of the funniest films I’ve seen so far in 2014.
It even brought back memories of my days in college. I was never in a fraternity such as Delta Psi, but I attended the raucous frat parties with the alcohol practically flowing, the sexy women that throw themselves on you, and the all-night festivities that occurred, such as beer pong. I remember the frat houses were in residential neighborhoods off campus so now I see how annoyed and irritated Mac was.
But nonetheless, Neighbors is definitely a movie worth seeing and owning soon as it hits DVD and Blu-Ray.