JP Goes To The Movies: Neighbors

How many Ws will JP give this movie?

How many Ws will JP give this movie?

The following is an R-rated movie. Here is a link to The Motion Picture Association for more guidance on how movies are rated and what to expect when viewing R-rated movies.

Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron

Based on the friction that builds between a fraternity that moves in next door to a newborn and their two inexperienced parents, Neighbors brings down the house with its situational humor and catchy punch lines.

Girls were looking forward to Zac Efron’s and Dave Franco’s beautiful body and hilarious comments.

Guys were looking forward to the legendary party scenes along with the fraternity, which is normally a fantasy for guys.

I was looking forward to the brilliantly cast comedy team of Rogen and Efron and how they would turn each other’s lives upside down. Nobody was disappointed…

For most movie goers, there was a lull of no real “must see” movies. I was really looking forward to Neighbors and expecting it to be one of the funniest comedies of this decade (i.e. Ted, We are the Millers, Hangover 3). I didn’t leave the theater with that feeling.

Don’t get me wrong, this movie was very good but I feel that I was just kind of entertained by a sub par plot with some laughs here and there, rather than being blown off my feet with incredible, original humor.

But, like most comedies, they aren’t about the plot, they are about the funny jokes that they get from an elementary plot. Imagine the movie Project X. Put that party next to the Meet the Parents house and you have a movie. Well maybe not that extreme, but this movie went to its believable limits just for the sake of comedy.

This movie is also a movie about a fraternity. I am surprised there aren’t more movies based off of fraternity life; the movies that have come from recreating them on the big screen have been legendary (i.e. Old School and Animal House).

All in all, if you have an hour and a half this weekend, dedicate it to this master-piece of comedy. You will not regret it.