MTV Review: Bad Neighbours
Zac Efron & Seth Rogen lock horns in an epic battle for the street! See what we made of their antics here...
UK Release Date: May 3
Running Time: 96 minutes
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Plot: Newbie parents Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne)’s domestic bliss is dramatically disturbed when the rowdy Delta Psi Beta fraternity, led by a lead-ab’d president, Teddy (Efron) move in next door. As their riotous parties and lad-lols take their toll on their unfortunate neighbours, Mac and Kelly plot a plan to put a kibosh on the frat house and return peaceful tranquility to their neighbourhood once again.
Best Scene: Payback is a pain-in-the-ass, literally, and unfortunately for poor Mac. Prodigious pranksters, DPB cunningly plant an airbag underneath Rogan’s office chair, launching him skywards like a chubby rocket into the ceiling.
Best One Liner: When Rogen gets KO’d by an aerobics ball and taunted by Efron, “We’re having a hard time hanging onto our balls… They’re so big!”
Date Movie or Mate Movie: Bad Neighbours lives easily alongside both Date and Mate movie categories. Watching it with mates will make you want to ditch your dead-end day jobs and form your own fraternity full of laddy-bantz. And watching it with a Date will truly dampen any dreams of motherhood she may have because parenthood looks exhausting.
Scene Stealer: Little baby, Stella dressed up as a mini meth chef, Heisenberg during a Breaking Bad calendar photo shoot complete with bright blue Gatorade crystals and yellow onesie (and a goatee – probably a prosthetic).
WTF Moment: Feeling the pressure of being a new mother, Kelly demands Mac’s assistance and… milk her. Lifting up her blouse to reveal a pair of painful looking prosthetic breasts (Assuming they’re prosthetic…) But being the dutiful dad and honorable husband only gets Mac an eyeful of baby mama milkshake.
Summary: A confession. The evening before the Bad Neighbours screening this reviewer behaved like a member of Delta Psi Beta himself and went partying. Consequently the morning after, this reviewer did not feel very refreshed (and was a bad neighbour himself to his colleague sitting alongside him, who was subjected to his beer breath for 96 minutes.) But back to the movie. Bad Neighbours is simply ridiculous fun with fine comedic performances from the entire cast. There are crude moments, cute moments and totes cray cray moments that make this movie hilarious and heartwarming in equal measures.
By Michael Currell @mtvuk