Bad Neighbours 2

Bad Neighbours 2

(Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising)

Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and director Nicholas Stoller return in this sequel to the hilarious 2014 original. Here, the Radners have new neighbours - a sorority sisterhood of hyped up, drug taking, party-throwing college girls (led by Chloë Grace Moretz). ... More

Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they'd reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, the new sorority move in. To get rid of them, they enlist their besties (Ike Barinholtz and Carla Gallo) and the only person they know who may able to relate to young people: Teddy (Efron).Hide

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In 2014’s surprisingly side-splitting Bad Neighbours, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne found parenthood at odds with the lifestyle of the frat house next door. Since then, a generation gap has emerged, one which even sees the couple’s former nemesis Zac Efron considered one of the ‘old people’ by the young sorority setting up shop on the property he once lorded over. That’s something that speaks to the swift cycles of college turnover, and allows the sequel to focus on the rights of young women to party hard - but safe from awful dudes.... More

While essentially a retread of the first film, the addition of a female skew, led by Chloë Grace Moretz, offers something new, and this depiction of young college women who like to have a good time is a million miles away from the excesses of Spring Breakers. Still, if you’re expecting most jokes not to come from Seth Rogen being fat and liking weed, Rose Byrne saying unexpected filth, or Zac Efron acting super-dumb, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Fortunately, all the above still provide sufficient comic mileage to make it through a welcomely-economical 92-minute running time. The belly laugh quota may not be as high as Bad Neighbours, but there are plenty of chuckles to be had amid the seemingly effortless chemistry of the cast. Similarly the anarchic, out-of-control nature of the original can’t quite be recaptured, and again the short number of years between films feels much greater - Bad Neighbours 2 coming across almost nostalgic at times, as if it’s for the younger generation represented by Moretz.

You’re not likely to get drug jokes, slapstick, a dildo-loving toddler and positive gender attitudes in any other above-average comedy sequel though.Hide

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Average ratings from 26 ratings, 24 reviews
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BY thorinoak superstar

The first film actually had some laughs but this has few and far between. Much better comedy out there.

This movie is good... but Chef is much better.

I haven't seen Bad Neighbours, so wasn't expecting much. Turns out it was pretty good for a no brains required evening of laughs. Having seen #2, I even recorded Bad Neighbours when it played on TV recently. Zac is easy on the eye. Sorry, sexist I now. Watch it for a few laughs.

BY AHerring wannabe

Really enjoyed this film series and thought this movie was really funny. Predictable but cast was great and Seth Rogan is always a good laugh!

PROs: Seth Rogan, continual comedy throughout.

CONs: Jokes that were a tad too gross- various disgusting bodily fluids, which was unnecessary!

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The Press Reviews

62% of critics recommend.
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  • In their awkward attempt to shoehorn these kids into the first pic's formula, Stoller and his writing collaborators care far less about creating believable characters than getting to the next laugh. Full Review

  • Has a knowingly conflicted engagement with millennial-generation feminism that freshens its outlook even as it unevenly rejigs many of its predecessor's gags. Full Review

  • Has some decent material and amiable bad taste, heavily diluted with gallons of very ordinary sequel product: more of the same. Full Review

  • Like most comedy sequels, it’s also content to dig out the same old punchbowl and dilute the dregs. Full Review

  • Exists mainly to hit comic g-spots: a mission often fulfilled, but sometimes so fumbled its under-dressed plot looks more exposed than Zac Efron’s pendulous ball-sack. Full Review

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