Neighbors

The Movie Snob is sorely disappointed.

Neighbors (D). I knew this was a vulgar, raunchy comedy in the modern vein, but it seemed to be getting good enough reviews to justify a look. Not so! Seth Rogen (This Is the End) and the ubiquitous Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class) star as a married couple with a new baby who get all discombobulated when the Delta Psi fraternity buys the house next door to theirs. After a reasonably amicable meet-and-greet with the fraternity leader (Zac Efron, The Paperboy), things quickly deteriorate into all-out war between the fraternity and the squares. (Well, except these squares don’t mind drinking, and at least one of them enjoys marijuana. But still, they’re in a war with frat boys, so by definition they must be squares. I mean, they have a baby for crying out loud.) It is, as promised, vulgar from beginning to end, and I laughed very seldom. But I can’t deny that I did laugh once or twice, so it gets a D instead of an F. Take that, Delta Psi!

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2 comments on “Neighbors

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