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Neighbors (2014)

R | | Comedy | 9 May 2014 (USA)
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After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

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Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they're quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbors. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity's noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins. As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity ends up on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Pete are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows ... Written by Mayor_G

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,033,915 (USA) (9 May 2014)

Gross:

$150,056,505 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Trivia

During the Robert De Niro party scene, Zac Efron imitates De Niro's Travis Bickle character from Taxi Driver (1976), and Dave Franco is dressed as Jack from Meet the Parents (2000). Other frat boys can be seen dressed as De Niro's characters from Heat (1995) and The Deer Hunter (1978). See more »

Goofs

Characters appear and disappear in the background while Kelly and Mac are speaking as their new neighbors move in. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Do you think maybe we've gone too far? I'm a child of divorce and I sympathize with them.
Teddy Sanders: My parents love each other, and I think it's hilarious.
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Baby Stella is dressed like the main characters during calendar photo shoot as the actors names appear on screen during the end credits. See more »

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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Finally, proof that trolls and spoofers have the upper hand...
27 June 2014 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

As I write this review, there are around 200 reviews posted. As far as I can tell, fewer than 10 of them rate this film at 7 stars or above, yet its average rating is slightly more than 7 stars. In fact, while the vast majority of reviews on the first five pages give it only 1 star, the ratings summary says that only 1.2% of those rating it gave it just 1 star.

This is a long way of saying that it's now inescapable fact that trolls, spoofers, and studio shills dominate the site. A system is only useful until enough people figure out how to game it, and this is (sadly) now the case for this site.

On to the review: Neighbors had a big challenge to overcome with me, as I just don't normally find Seth R. and his "Seth Pack" to be very funny. Unfortunately, this film fails on every level to provide either humor or entertainment. It's a rare film that can depict all characters as totally unsympathetic and get away with it. After all, the viewer needs to be able to identify with SOMEONE in a story or film, even if it's the third-party narrator. This movie has absolutely no sympathetic characters in it at all. It's the essence of comedic nihilism. I didn't like any of the characters, none of them said anything that was vaguely funny, and I didn't identify with any point of view expressed in the film. To make matters worse, the director relied solely on profanity and T&A for shock value.

Totally worthless movie. Don't waste your time.


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