Neighbors (2014) & Neighbors 2 (2016): Far from Rogen’s best work

What is it about?

Both movies have very similar plots and quality so there’s no need to do separate reviews. Also, I’m lazy.

The Radners (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are a young couple with a baby. They desperately want to act young and cool but it rarely works for them. In first movie, a fraternity moves in next door and starts having parties all the time. Even though the Radners are cool (or so they want to believe), they’ re not THAT cool. So they go to war with the fraternity and all hell breaks loose.

In the sequel, we have a totally different plot. You see, this time, a sorority moves in next door, and the Radners go to war with them. Completely different movie. The Radners are still not cool, though. So that part is the same.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

    No. Both movies are filled with all sorts of profanity, nudity and drug abuse. They’re also not that funny.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

    I guess, especially if you like dumb comedies with Seth Rogen and his buddies.

  • For what age and gender is it intended?

    For anyone that’s 14 or older and doesn’t demand much from a movie.

What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

    No. The movies have a couple of funny scenes, but all in all, they’re not that funny. If you’d put them together, you’d get 45 minutes of decent comedy, at most. Maybe if you get high and then try to watch them.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

    No.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

    Yes. A house full of teenage girls is even worse than a house full of teenage boys.

  • Is it based on something?

    No.

Similar movies like “Neighbors and Neighbors 2”?

If you want silly comedies with Seth Rogen, “The Interview”, “This is the End”, “Pineapple Express”, and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” are a much better choice.

Judgment time!

Both movies are below average and made with very little effort. They’re funny once in a while, but the overall feeling you get from watching them is that the writers were really, really lazy. Almost like me. I give them both 4/10.

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