Bad Neighbours

Bad Neighbours

Nicholas Stoller (2014)

92min
15 Certificate
Wed 30 Aug 9pm - 10:45pm RTÉ2
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Review

Our Score
High School Musical heart-throb Zac Efron continues to dirty up his image (after The Paperboy and That Awkward Moment) by playing Teddy, the neighbour from hell, in this outrageous comedy. It's business as usual for co-star Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) playing new dad, Mac, who needs to let go of his youth. But it's difficult, as Teddy heads a college fraternity and hosts loud parties with neon lights and naked girls. Apart from keeping the baby up, it's a rude awakening for Mac and his missus (Rose Byrne), who discover they're just not cool any more. So, after initial failed efforts to be down with the kids, the couple begin a campaign of lowdown dirty tricks in an attempt to shut the frat house down. The friction between Rogen and Efron is bitterly amusing, especially because Efron remains a likeable guy, and Byrne is amusingly crazy, too. Director Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek) pushes too hard against the boundaries of taste and logic, though. Instead, the big laughs more often come when he just stands back and lets the actors bounce off each other.

Summary

A couple living in suburbia and adjusting to new parenthood are determined to prove they can still be cool when a household of students moves in next door. However, when their raucous neighbours' wild parties disrupt their lives, they decide to fight back, leading to a vicious cycle of one-upmanship. Comedy, starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne.

Cast & Crew

Mac Radner Seth Rogen
Teddy Sanders Zac Efron
Kelly Radner Rose Byrne
Pete Dave Franco
Scoonie Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Dean Carol Gladstone Lisa Kudrow
Sebastian Cremmington Jake Johnson
Paula Carla Gallo
Director Nicholas Stoller
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 May 2014
Comedy