May 09, 2014

Neighbors (2014)

Neighbors (2014) - Movie Review
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Country: USA

Movie Review: Written by Andrew J.Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, “Neighbors” is another unsubstantial comedy that relies in isolated situations, most of them based on sex or parties full of drugs and alcohol, to try to make us laugh. The film counts with the usual suspects: Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, “Get Him to the Geek”) as director, and Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as protagonists. For Mac and Kelly Radner, life isn’t what it used to be, after their baby daughter was born. They’re home most of the time, conditioned on their actions, and even the sex is compromised. An incredible appetite for being young again returns when their new neighbors, with ages around 20, arrive next door to open a fraternity house. In the next day of the opening party, which they gladly participated, they decided to call the cops since the noise was extremely loud and the baby couldn’t sleep. The quarrel takes bigger proportions and the little vengeances from both sides will be terrible. A stupid and artless effort is put in each scene to pull out the so much desired laughs, but without practical results since the misses are in much greater number than the hits. Situations like having sex in front of a baby or milking Rose Byrne’s tits are examples of the silliness that you can expect. Without any doubt, “Neighbors” will be another success near younger audiences or comedy aficionados, yet sadly I couldn’t find many motives to recommend it.

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