I feel like the movie Neighbors was pretty much blinked into existence. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but where did this movie come from? I feel like I am fairly in tune with what is happening in the movie world and I can honestly say that Neighbors has hit me like a ton of bricks. Or like an airbag deploying at my desk and rocketing me into a drop ceiling as the trailer would have me believe.
Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron, Neighbors is apparently about what happens when a frat house moves into the suburbs next to a young couple with a baby. I have so many questions already.
Question 1. Why would a frat house move into the suburbs? Did the people who wrote this movie ever go to college? Unless the party is happening a max of 30 feet from where I currently am standing, I’m not going to that party. I’m 100% confident a party will move into my striking distance. What college do they go to that people are going to take multiple modes of transportation to get to very niche theme parties (i.e. the Robert DeNiro party in the trailer)?
Question 2. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are TOGETHER?! I know looks aren’t everything and I am banking on landing a wife based on her thinking I’m funny, but c’mon man. The suspension of disbelief has already been stretched too far. Have you seen Rose Byrne? She’s the definition “lovely”. I feel like describing her any other way would be disrespectful. She’s the reason why anyone on earth watched four seasons of Damages.
Question 3. Does this movie end in Seth Rogen’s character murdering Zac Efron? I don’t have kids so I can only imagine what it feels like to have a tiny being depend on you for everything. I can only imagine that the first time your baby reaches out to your and grasps your fingers you feel your entire world shift to making sure your child is safe and happy. I can imagine this because I have a dog and that’s how I feel about her. If my dog ate a used condom a frat kid left on my lawn the way Seth Rogen’s baby does in the trailer, I’d lose my f—king mind.
If this movie doesn’t end with Rose Byrne blessing Seth Rogen’s vigilante style dismantling not only Zac Efron’s frat, but the collegiate fraternity system in general, then the creators of Neighbors have missed a huge opportunity to make a great movie. No way a baby eats a condom off the lawn and no one pays the price. Not in my Hollywood.
I could go on because these are my questions based on five seconds of the trailer, but I’ll stop there. Neighbors opens up this weekend.
What’s It About:
A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
Should You See It:
It depends- how angry do you want to get? I have a feeling this movie could either leave you in stitches or have you prepared to leave stitches. It will be a silly, goofy, turn your brain off romp, but most definitely has the chance send you into a fit of rage if you’re anything at all like me.
Judge For Yourself: