Bad Neighbours – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 37 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date(UK): 3 May 2014

Genre: Comedy

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Rose Byrne, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Halston Sage, Christopher Mintz-plasse, Jerrod Carmichael…

Description: When the house neighboring Mac and Kelly Radner’s gets turned into a fraternity house they are forced to live next door to them, but they hope that the president of the fraternity will understand that they have a young baby and be considerate when it comes to partying. It turns out that’s not the case and so it becomes a full-on war between the two neighbours.

My Thoughts: As usual, I saw a trailer for this film when it was first coming out although I never actually got around to watching it, but I remember thinking it looked good and I wanted to watch it.

I think Bad Neighbours had a really unique storyline, and I know this is unlikely to be true but it’s the only film I’ve seen with this storyline and I thought it was a good storyline.

I really liked the conflict that was going on between Mac (Seth Rogen), Kelly (Rose Bynre) and Teddy (Zac Efron) and everyone else in the fraternity house and it was just really funny and entertaining to watch the new ways they tormented each other, it was a bit like how I felt when I used to watch Tom And Jerry and I know that’s probably a really bad comparison but you know what I mean, like, that excitement you got when you didn’t know who was going to win or who was going to come up with the thing next. It was great!

All of the characters were really great! I really loved all of their personalities and I really like comedy couples. I also like it when people make adults seem like really cool and fun – not that they aren’t cool and fun! But I feel like in films usually adults are always underestimated and are always just so calm and relaxed and they don’t ever do anything really and so I like it when films show you that other side of adults, the side where they’re still like you, the side that makes you realise that they are more like you than you even know. My experience of adults is they’re basically teenagers trapped inside adult bodies, they are the exact same as they were when they were a teenager only they have a job and maybe kids and their body is aging but on the inside they are still exactly like teenagers and I like it when films properly show you that. And all of the college guys were really funny and Zac Efron and Dave Fraco were amazing as always (I love how they quite often work together) and there was a slightly emotional scene close to the end of the film with Zac and Dave and it was really good and possibly the best scene in the whole film! And I think they did it really well and it changed the atmosphere and meaning of the film a little bit and it was just great!

I felt like there was a really over-the-top sexual reference theme that wasn’t really necessary and it was just kind of weird and really un-entertaining.

I really love pranks, I’ve watched quite a few pranks done by Youtubers on YouTube (obviously) and they’re some of the best videos, they’re so funny and this film had a  lot of pranks in it and it was really funny!

I’ve been waiting to watch this film for just under two years now and it didn’t disappoint, it was just as good as I expected it to be and there wasn’t anything like deep or emotional that you had to think about it was just an easy to watch funny comedy that kept you entertained and wasn’t complicated, it was just a really good film. And in some comedies I feel like they add things that would be dramatic if they happened in real life and they make it really comedy like and in some films I really hate it and it really annoys me that they don’t take the serious things seriously but in this any of the things that happened that should have been serious and dramatic and weren’t were done well enough that I didn’t mind, it just went with the flow of the film and it was fine.

I would really recommend watching this film if you love comedies or you’ve been waiting to watch this for some time because it won’t let you down! And I would definitely suggest watching this film if you need a bit of cheering up.

4 and a half/5 stars. And the only reason I didn’t give it 5 was because of the unnecessary sex things.

Warnings: Smoking, alcohol consumption, drug taking, swearing, violence, sexual references, sexual scenes, nudity. (This film basically has it all…) For full details please click the link to the IMDb Parental Guide (May contain spoilers):

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast please click the link:


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