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Movie Breakdown: Neighbors

May 8, 2014

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

SETH ROGEN VS ZAC EFRON

The Reality:

Neighbors is essentially what you think it is – a raucous, over the top comedy.  Surprisingly though, the movie isn’t entirely just dick jokes and wild pranks, there’s also a good bit of actual character development.  The film is centered around two parties (a family and a fraternity), and they’re both loaded with people who are desperately trying to keep from moving onto full-fledged adulthood.  It’s an interesting tidbit, and I enjoyed having the “coming of age” element at play to help keep me engaged in between all of the hilarious parts.

2014 has yet to deliver anything even remotely funny as Neighbors, so go see it.

The Lesson:

If it’s a comedy and Seth Rogen is in it, then the flick is probably going to be good.

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