DIG Box Office: 'Neighbors' pits a young family against a wild fraternity in a war of pranks
BY: FERGIE ROSALES
Neighbors Movie Review If you want to laugh for ninety consecutive minutes, then go see Neighbors this weekend! A couple learning how to be parents to a newborn baby, Stella, and a fraternity who was kicked out of their campus and moved in next door, what could possibly go wrong?
Neighbors, directed by Nicholas Stoller stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron (Teddy), and Dave Franco (Pete).
Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) where adjusting to parenthood and were trying to convince themselves that they were still young and cool. One day, they were relaxing in the front porch when a U-Haul truck parks in the driveway next door. Many guys began unloading furniture, luggage, and three huge cardboard letters, Δ Ψ Β, demonstrating that Delta Psi had arrived.
Teddy and Mac develop a “bro-relationship” the same night they met. Everything goes well until Delta Psi’s party (that take place every night) interferes with Stella’s sleep. Mac then decides to call the cops and unknowingly begins a war against Delta Psi.
Every scene after that will keep you laughing. From air bags to condoms, fireworks and parties, the pranks are endless.
Neighbors is a film that will distract you from finals and encourage you to enjoy life to the fullest. It is a film directed specifically for college students. Male students in a fraternity, without a doubt, relate to it.
Even though this film showcases the benefit of a single life and ‘brotherhood,’ it incorporates a realistic scenario. Teddy dedicates his time and effort in partying and the fraternity, which leads him to fall behind in his classes. When it was time to graduate, he realized that he did not know where to go or what to do. Pete, who was able to balance the activities within the fraternity and schoolwork, became successful.
Overall, anyone will enjoy this movie. The film has a don’t-take-life-too-serious vibes. If you’re feeling down, stressed, depressed, bored, mad, I definitely encourage people to go see it.