In Bad Neighbours, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are desperate to maintain their physical and recreational relationship while adjusting to life with a baby daughter. When a fraternity moves in next door, led by Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), they are initially welcoming while trying to seem "down with the kids". However, their paths soon cross when a loud party provokes them to call the cops.
Before long, the Frat house start planning their revenge while the parents brainstorm ways to get the students evicted. Highlights include a poorly-researched Robert De Niro party, car airbags hidden under Mac's seats and a brilliant admission from an assumedly victimised student. From raunchy one liners to physical comedy, the turf war is continuously hilarious while spiralling out of control.
The film also stars Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow and Christopher Mintz- Plasse. In a bid not to be typecast, Seth Rogen plays a thirty-something stoner who... actually, never mind. It's a formula that still works. So much so that Bad Neighbours proved to be his second highest grossing film to date (behind Knocked Up). There has even been early rumblings of a sequel.
Packed with laugh-out-loud moments and a fun escalating rivalry between Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Bad Neighbours is frat-tastic fun!
While the DVD edition doesn't include any extras, the Blu-ray offers an alternate opening, deleted scenes, gag reel, featurettes, commentary and Ultraviolet digital copy.
Review by: Sarah O'Connell
Review Date: 7th September 2014
Bad Neighbours Review
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