Just got back from seeing the new comedy about a couple and their baby who experience trouble in their little paradise when a fraternity moves in next door. From loud parties and childish pranks, to scheming and psychological warfare, this movie was hilarious! Rather than give a full review for the film, I've narrowed it down to the three things that I loved the most about it and here they are:
1. Zac Efron
Try not to stare too much. Only eight years ago, my friends and I were making fun of this kid singing about basketball and Vanessa Hudgens, but now I'm man enough to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed his performance in this movie! This role was so far gone from anything he's done before, making it the ideal opportunity for him to reinvent himself on the big screen. President of the fraternity, brother to the end, and one guy you don't want to piss off, Efron had my cheeks hurting from the laughter nearly every time he was on the screen...but now I have the strange urge to start going to the gym...
2. Rogen and Byrne's Chemistry
Both of them personal favorites of mine in the comedy genre, I was curious to see how the two of them would present as a couple. From the very first moment that you hear Seth Rogen's voice, you know you're in for quite the performance from the two. They were awesome together! They seemed to feed off of each other in every scene as parents and as adults that feel like they aren't cool anymore. Though Efron was my favorite part, these two kept me laughing in every scene of their own, as well. With their curious baby, their questionable parenting, and their diabolical schemes to hurt their new neighbors, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are a comedic force to be reckoned with.
3. A story and characters that you can relate to
There is a character for everyone in this film. On one side, you have the "responsible" adults. The adults are the ones that are family people, who, at the slightest provocation, will tell you how it is, whether it's to turn your music down, or to try to destroy your fraternity. On the other side, you have the rowdy college students. These young adults are gearing for a bright future ahead of them, but eager to go out with a bang. They find the adults boring, wanting to stay up all night and day with loud music, pool parties, and hazing rituals. In any case, you can relate to one side or the other.
Personally, I absolutely loved this movie and would see it again in an instant! Did you guys see [Neighbors](movie:401406) (2014) over the weekend? If you haven't, I highly recommend you immediately remedy that. If you have, what did you guys think? Did you want to see more of something, or was there something you just couldn't stand? Share your opinions in the comments below!