Release Date: May 20,2016
Runtime: 1h. 32 mins
MPAA Rating: R
Rating: 4.5 Stars
After the events of the 2014 film, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are expecting another child and trying to sell their house, getting an offer and having to wait for a 30-day escrow period to pass before the sale can be finalized. Meanwhile, Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz) and fellow college freshmen are joining a sorority, only to learn that only fraternities can party. So they rent the house next door to Mac and Kelly.
This movie was absolutely hilarious!! Don’t listen to all the haters. I couldn’t stop laughing during the whole movie. Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne all return, to their starring roles; and they’re joined this time by Chloe Grace Moretz (in the new antagonistic neighbor role). My god I love Zac Efron, he is so amazing as Teddy! Teddy is in a very sad place in this one and you often feel for him as much as you laugh at him. Whenever Rogen and Efron are on screen together, I was dying. I could’ve watched Rogen teaching Efron how to make hard-boiled eggs for an entire film. Efron steals this film, to a point that Rogen and Byrne at times almost feel secondary to this story.
The first Neighbors was funnier overall, the movie is worth a watch if you have any interest. I don’t know what a third movie would be about, but I’d be down.