Bad Neighbours 2 – Movie Review

Is Neighbours 2 hot property or just another house on the block? Lets see

Personally I didn’t really like the first Bad Neighbours.  It was more hype over substance and the laughs were minimal. With that in mind I went into Bad Neighbours 2 with very low expectations. Two minutes in and I was chuckling away to myself.  Its better than its predecessor I’m happy to report.

Cast of Bad Neighbours 2

Cast of Bad Neighbours 2

The plot is simple. Kelly (Rose Byrne) and Mac (Seth Rogan) along with their daughter Stella (whose toy of choice is a vibrator) are in the process of selling their house but there is one catch.  It’s in escrow (they didn’t know what that was either) for 30 days and a sorority led by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz) has moved in next door. Their initial request for the sorority to keep it down is thwarted by the return of Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) who has taken to help the girls build their pledges and throw the biggest parties.  Once again the neighbours are at war.

In a turn of events Teddy, ousted by the girls who think he is too old joins forces with Kelly and Mac to shut down the sorority. There are some great comedy moments including many a dig at the older generation (some of which I made me actually go, sh!t I’m old). A battle of wits, beer, tampons (yes) and Zac Efrons ball sack follow to keep you entertained. There are also some life lessons about feminism, friendship and equality thrown into the mix.

Seth Rogan

Seth Rogan

Bad Neighbours doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. A comedy sequel that is going to appeal to a wide audience. Its directed by Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbours, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and five different writers who brought us such hits as 40 Year Old Virgin and The Night Before. Bad Neighbours 2 will keep you entertained for about two hours and is sure to make you laugh out loud.  That’s really all you need a comedy to do. I’ll give it 3 out of 5. Check out the trailer below and make up your own mind.

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