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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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Nicholas Stoller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Mac Radner
Rose Byrne ... Kelly Radner
Elise Vargas ... Stella
Zoey Vargas ... Stella
Brian Huskey ... Bill Wazowkowski
Ike Barinholtz ... Jimmy
Carla Gallo ... Paula
Zac Efron ... Teddy Sanders
Dave Franco ... Pete
Halston Sage ... Brooke
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Scoonie
Jerrod Carmichael ... Garf
Craig Roberts ... Assjuice
Ali Cobrin ... Whitney
Kira Sternbach Kira Sternbach ... Brittany
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Family vs. frat See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neighbors See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,033,915, 11 May 2014

Gross USA:

$150,157,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,157,400
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film opened in the UK on a Saturday, May 3, 2014, instead of the normal weekday opening day of a Friday. Several UK cinema outlets started their first showings at midnight or a few minutes after midnight. See more »

Goofs

When Mac and Kelly are talking to their friends on video chat on their laptop, the camera only shows the laptop. You can see Mac's reflection on the laptop screen and the mouth movements don't match what we hear. See more »

Quotes

Officer Watkins: You called about your neighbors?
Mac Radner: No.
Officer Watkins: We have caller ID, we're cops, everybody has caller ID.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, a phrase in Hebrew was flashed and Jimmy said, "Sof Hamisschak, which means 'Game Over'". See more »


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Keep Me
Written by Dan Auerbach, Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Finally, proof that trolls and spoofers have the upper hand...
27 June 2014 | by innocuousSee 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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