Tuesday, 6 May 2014

#30 BAD NEIGHBOURS

#30 BAD NEIGHBOURS

Starring Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Bryne, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Directed by Nicolas Stroller, 96 minutes.

A comedy that bucks the modern tread by not being insanely loong, by coming in at just over an hour and a half, this is being hailed as the Animal House for the 21st Century, sadly it's not, although that said it is nevertheless funny and entertaining. Rogen and Brynes are new parents, Zac, Franco and Mintz-Plasse are members of a frat house who move in next door. Much hilarity ensues.

I have to admit to not liking the whiny voiced, Seth Rogen I just don't get him, don't like him, can't stand him, the thing is I just don't think he's very funny. Luckily, for him and us, well me, there's the likes of Bryne, Franco and Efron, particularly Bryne who is one bloody funny woman, to carry this along. That said he almost won me over and his titanic fight at the end of the film is jolly funny.

Less a movie than a series of loosely connected sketches as the increasingly exhausted parents try to get the frat house next door to keep the noise down so as not to wake their new baby and that's the plot.

This starts slow and builds to a final showdown, along there way there's some seriously funny laugh out loud moments, a couple of extraordinary funny gross out moments and one truly fantastic party sequence.

I'm hoping an unrated version gets released on disc.

7/10


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