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.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.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.
The main reservation I have with comedy films recently is that most seem to have all the best bits in the trailer and the rest of the film is kinda flat, this was not one of those at all. I laughed from start to finish and so did my girlfriend.
I'm not the biggest seth rogan fan, I liked a few of his films and hated others but he was awesome in this, a real down to earth guy you can relate to, his wife played by Rose Byrne was also very funny, women tend to have comedic roles toned down in films but she was as good if not better than rogan. Their acting was good, they clicked well and seemed like a couple most could relate to.
Then comes the frat boys, led by zac effron Christopher mintz plasse and Dave Franco who were all superb at what they did, considering they were all 6-10 years older than their roles they played them perfectly. Good chemistry between the group. Also had some great cameos including Lisa kudrow as the dean. The casting and acting were great. The actress who stole the show though was Stella played by twin babies, she is the cutest baby I have ever seen and was really funny. Zac effron although begrudgingly is one fit dude, he seems like a decent comedy actor as well, I loved 17 again so maybe this could be a more common role.
Being English I don't fully understand fraternities and the American traditions and I'm unsure that a university would purchase real estate in a suburban neighbourhood knowing it to be a loud party filled mad house. But either way I don't care about how something may or may not happen it was a good plot and worked well throughout. Zac and seth were great together! The overall chemistry was great and the film looked so much fun to make.
I loved this movie there are easily 15-20 hilarious moments which had some cinema goers clapping (that never happened when I saw the snoozefest gravity which is a supposed masterpiece) everything is there to make a good comedy film, chemistry, relate-able characters, a plot that if it happened to you you probably would act similar to how they played it! Start off as cool neighbours before entering all out war.
The flat bits in the film where there's more dialogue were fine, it never felt slow or boring, the hilarity was well worth the wait. The film is easily the best comedy in years. I won't say much more than if you've been disappointed with recent comedies you won't be by this, go to the cinema or wait for DVD cut ages 10-30 will love this! Maybe even the older folks to, ignore the low reviews and scores , people have lost their sense of humour!
9/10 must see
- May 4, 2014