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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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
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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BY Daphne-Carvalho superstar
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.
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