Saturday, 3 May 2014

NEIGHBORS (AUS: BAD NEIGHBOURS)

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

There are some good observations about new parents and issues living next to difficult neighbours but, like so much of Seth Rogen's material, it is unnecessarily crude. Rose Byrne just doesn't seem authentic in this comedy turn although she probably does the best she can with the script. There are some very funny, very clever moments but one has to wade through a lot of college level humour to find it. It's uneven and chaotic (appropriately so at times) and doesn't hit the mark for me.

overall=**1/2 ; acting=*** ; story=*** ; humour=**1/2 ; action=***1/2 ; directing=***

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