Saturday, August 30, 2014

2014 - NEIGHBORS, a very frantic comedy

Another Seth Rogen comedy that has something to do with the inability of the American male to grow up, homophobia and Seth Rogen doing his pothead thing again.

Rogen and Rose Byrne play the barely mature parents of a baby girl who live in a neighborhood that has the unfortunate luck to have a home sold to a bunch of frat boys.  When Rogen and Byrne aren't partying with the frat rats they are attempting to drive them out of the neighborhood with a series of schemes that will get them placed on probation and ultimately kicked out of school. 

There is some funny stuff in this film but this is the usual Seth Rogen show where he plays the man-child struggling to grow up.  Rogen has been playing variations on this character since Knocked Up I think.  His act is starting to get a little old.  I guess you could debate whether an attractive woman like Rose Byrne would end up with a goof like Rogen but she is kind of funny as a somewhat deranged mother.

The movie really assaults you with lots of frantic editing, loud music and overblown photography.  At times it's hard to hear the jokes over all the racket. 

97 minutes.

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