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BAD NEIGHBOURS (15)

This is arguably the best adult-teen comedy since last year’s We’re the Millers.

BAD-NEIGHBOURS-POSTERSeth Rogen may be a one-trick pony – pretty-much playing the same guy in all his drug and alcohol-fuelled comedies – but with able support from an ever-improving Zac Efron (High School Musical) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), this is above average fare.

This comedy will really hit home with any couple sporting a newborn baby (like myself), as Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) struggle with the pangs of parenthood – battling tiredness to retain any semblance of their youth.

And if being a parent isn’t hard enough, when next door becomes a fraternity house, led by it’s enigmatic President Teddy (Efron) – who is aided by Dave Franco (Now You See Me) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad’s McLovin) – their life is turned upside down by the constant around-the-clock partying and noise pollution.

It then turns into a game of tit-for-tat – with the expected high-jinks ensuing (headlined by a hilarious air bag scene) – as the Radners do the best to get Delta House evicted from the neighbourhood, and in turn the young revellers make their lives a living hell.

With its winning Rogen-Efron, Rogen-Byrne and Efron-Franco dynamics, along with its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments, Bad Neighbours definitely ends up towards the better Knocked Up and Superbad end of Rogen’s comedy catalogue – and is his best in quite some time.

As with most modern comedies, it does have its lulls and ridiculous moments, but for a night out this offers a welcomed distraction for the young adult demographic – without offering anything truly groundbreaking.

 

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Rating: 3/5

Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Lisa Kudrow

Running Time: 1hr 35mins

Director: Nicholas Stoller

 

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Gavin Miller

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