Bad Neighbours is the hilarious new comedy from Nicolas Stoller [Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall] and stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a married couple with a newborn baby who face unexpected difficulties as there are focus to live next to a fraternity house owned by “Teddy” [Zac Efron].
Bad Neighbours is set to be one of the most funniest comedies of the summer, that is fresh, fun and original. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are great together as a believable married couple and with Rogen in the usual stoner/slacker role fun to see him take on a more serious role. Rose Byrne, fresh from her horror roots after the Insideous movies is game for anything here, is feisty and hilarious as Rogen’s wife.
Zac Efron is fun as slacker “Teddy” who is the head of the fraternity house and is in the Seth Rogen role this time round. After just finishing “That Awkward Moment” Zac Efron pulls off the comedy moments as well as serious moments too as the movie is not just a straight forward comedy but a coming-of-age story as well.
Dave Franco plays “Teddy’s” right hand man “Pete” and the fraternity’s second in command who wants to improve his won career projects throughout the movie. Franco is also starring in the upcoming “22 Jump Street” movie set to our screens on 6th June in the UK and 13th June in the USA.
Bad Neighbours also boasts of some great comedy moments, in particular a air bag scene that the fraternity boys plant around the Rogen/Byrne household, a Robert De Niro themed party and the usual crude gags as seen in other comedies Superbad and This is the End.
Bad Neighbours felt rushed as some of the gags used in the movie could have gone on for longer but just felt like a time filler. In particular there was a hilarious scene in which “Teddy” and Rogen’s character, “Mac” discuss who is the best batman Christian Bale or Michael Keaton.
Overall, Bad Neighbours is the first fun comedy of the summer that boasts lots of memorable gags and endlessly quotable lines.