|fun fact: I share a birthday with Zac Efron. This means we're going to get married.|
For all those unaware of the premise, the film follows married parents (played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who do everything in their power to evict the frat house which has moved in next door - pranks, chaos and parties ensue.
Now this movie of course is not for everyone - I would not recommend seeing it with:
- Your little siblings
- Anyone sensitive to rude jokes.
- The cutest baby in cinematic history. Seriously, could leave you feeling broody.
- Zac Efron's torso
- Well written collection of characters - goofballs, douchebags and sideline people.
So is it any good? Although definitely not a flick for everyone, it made me laugh a lot.
And while this is very much a movie marketed for laaaads, I really appreciated Rose Byrne's character in the film. Often females only appear in male-orientated comedies to be the butt of jokes or as a conquest; her character was not boring, sensible or the one trying to assert order. In fact, Byrne is equal to Rogen's character in terms of comedic value and both make up a realistic, funny couple.
There are some good cameos too - Lisa Kudrow, Andy Samberg, the Workaholic guys - all complimenting some very funny characters. It was nice to see the hilarious Ike Barinholtz from my favourite TV show The Mindy Project on the big screen. Plus Craig Roberts from Submarine crops up!
Overall it's definitely not a film for everyone's taste, and it's certainly not highbrow but it is entertaining and does deliver laughs!
Bad Neighbours is out Friday 2nd May.