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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 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 ... 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

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The battle for the street begins. See more »

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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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Trivia

According to the actors and Nicholas Stoller, the twin girls who played Stella (Elise Vargas and Zoey Vargas) were incredibly well behaved, and were always smiling and happy. The only time one of the babies became upset and started to cry was when Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne yelled at each other while filming their fight scene. See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene between Teddy and Mac, Teddy's hair is perfect when he removes his skullcap and starts dancing around with his fists. But after one groin kick his hair is mussed and he's sweaty as if it's his thirtieth take. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spin-off Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Raise Those Hands
Written by R3hab (as Fadil El Ghoul), Fabian Lenssen, Marlon Flohr, Ralph van Hilst
Performed by R3hab & Bassjackers
Courtesy of Fly Eye Records
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Why all the hate? Since when is vulgarity cause for negative reviews?
5 July 2014 | by viktor-hammarbergSee all my reviews

Okay, first of all I'd like to state that I rarely review films because I tend to think IMDb does a great job giving people a general picture of how good/bad a movie is, and the mixed reviews tend to allow for a pretty balanced perspective. But what the f-bombing f-bomb is going on here?

I went through pretty much 5 pages of 1/10 reviews of this film and then I just exploded with frustration. I had to interrupt this copycat streak. It goes to show that it's in peoples nature follow the herd and if they see enough negativity they'll convince themselves that's how it is.

This movie is obviously not targeted at the old people writing these reviews, nor the young people following their lead to appear "intelligent" or whatever they're trying to achieve. Since when is multiple usage of the f-bomb a plausible reason to dislike a movie? I am in complete shock.

I watched this movie sober, late at night, by myself and I laughed out loud a multitude of times and I rarely laugh when I watch comedies alone even if I find them funny.

The dialogue was f-bombing hilarious, witty and extremely clever. The much used f-word adds authenticity and flavor in an comically exaggerated scenario. I personally use the word (almost) equally much in casual conversations with my friends. Obviously things are exaggerated though, otherwise you'd be making a documentary.

Based on all these negative reviews, I guess you could say that many fail to realize and appreciate when things are intentionally lame and intensionally exaggerated to the point when it almost doesn't make sense, but since it is intentional it in fact does make sense. The movie makes use of a lot of satirical elements and is in a sense is making fun of people who doesn't get this type of humor. I, for one, love Seth Rogen and personally think this is one of his best. "The Hangover" which is praised by so many people for example, I re-watched it the other day and holy s-bomb is that humor outdated. I did not even smile. Zach is good, but unfortunately it's been used to the point where I want to vomit. THAT is a stupid movie, this movie is actually made by someone who's so intelligent most people don't even get it and render it stupid and immature. Humour is evolving as quickly as technology, and like 9GAG, if you're not active or within that atmosphere many of the jokes will be almost impossible to grasp or seem extremely lame, but lame is the game. This (in my opinion) is a very small piece of the dawn of a new era of humor. If I could define this movie I would call it a comically exaggerated satire of both early marriage, frat life and friendship. The message is there, but I guess a lot of people get scared off by the constant swearing and profanity to look past it and not take it so f-bombing serious.

I loved this movie and it scares me to see that the average reviewer is on an intensely different page, and has failed to take the movie for what it is. I'm with the critics on this one.

10/10


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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:

$270,665,134
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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