Film Review – Bad Neighbours


Film Review – Bad Neighbours

Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Written by Andrew J. CohenBrendan O’Brien.

Here’s a stock standard piece of Hollywood fare fit for the big screen or a DVD on a rainy Sunday after a big night. Is it suitable for a couple of new parents like the two lead characters played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne? Possibly. However the level of crudeness and profanity will make it more suitable for the DVD on the bus to the Gold Coast for the boys end of year footy trip.

Mac and Kelly have just invested every cent they have in a new home for their young family. Their adorable daughter Stella needs her sleep, but the new neighbours who have moved in next door aren’t conducive to a peaceful nap.

Zac Efron and Dave Franco lead a college fraternity determined to out-party their predecessors who are credited with inventing the Toga Party, Beer Pong and the Boot and Rally.

It’s frat-house humour. Loud, bawdy and very wrong.

It’s also very funny.

See this one with a few under your belt and you’ll enjoy it.

Do not under any circumstances attempt to see this with a conservative friend, or with expectations of good taste.

It’s not every film that drops a C-Bomb in front of a baby, or makes light of rape. Don’ take that point out of context, but then again, I’m sure there is a context that could make that kind of subject matter a suitable topic for gags, particularly when the target audience is 18-24 year old males.

Poor taste aside,the film’s plot is a funny premise and many moments ring true for anyone who has tried to keep their life balanced when a newborn baby arrives on the scene.

Great supporting cast, funny dialogue and some decent slapstick comedy make for a decent comedy.

If you’re a pot smoker you’ll enjoy it even more.

Like the poster says – from the guys who brought you This is The End. Nuff said.

3 & 1/2 stars.

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