Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
One man's quiet suburban life takes a sickening lurch for the worse when a young couple move into the deserted house next door. From the word go it is obvious these are not the quiet professional types who *should* be living in such a nice street. As more and more unbelievable events unfold, our hero starts to question his own sanity... and those of his family. Written by
I read Belushi's Biography and was surprised to learn of "Neighbors", his last movie. I tracked it down just out of curiosity, as I'm also a Berger fan, and had read the novel that the movie is based on. I liked the novel, and wondered about the movie. Although the movie does depart from the novel, it's a great movie in its own right. It's not the sort of humor that everyone would enjoy, and it does poke fun at suburban America. In a lot of ways, I think this is an even better film than the celebrated "Blues Brothers"- but it's more subtle and less of a cartoon than that one. Belushi and Akroyd are great in this film, and it's very funny. I found myself laughing out loud. I wish someone would release it on DVD so more people would get the chance to watch it.
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