Once again, Efron, Franco, and Rogen excite the audience


Zac Efron in ‘Neighbors.’ Screenshot taken from the official trailer.

Alyssa Espiritu , Staff Writer

“Neighbors” is highly amusing with its well-matched cast and non-stop humor from beginning to end. With the generation’s heartthrobs Zac Efron and Dave Franco, to the award winning comedian Seth Rogen, “Neighbors” does not fail to keep the audience entertained.

Mac and Kelly Radner, played by Rogen and Rose Byrne, are a young couple and new parents. They suddenly realize that a fraternity, known for their wild parties, moves next door. The couple tries to act youthful to appeal to the fraternity and their leaders Teddy Sanders (Efron) and Pete (Franco).

The story climaxes when the couple, after partying with the fraternity and having a peace offering, calls the cops about a noise complaint. The two parties then conflict and the story accumulates when Mac and Kelly plan outrageous events to get the fraternity to leave. Meanwhile, the fraternity reacts and creates a plan of their own to fight back.

Throughout the story, the pranks escalate into humorous chaos. Although the film is rated R and expected to be disarranged and witty, the story and the script did a good job for integrating current references into entertaining comedy.

“Neighbors” includes explicit scenes that are not suitable for young audiences. However, the majority of the film was enjoyable to watch. The audience was moved throughout the story due to the well put together cast of hilarious actors. Each character consisted of unique personalities that added to the amusement of the movie.

The movie would be most enjoyed by young adults and teenagers with its modern, laughable jokes that do not seem overused. However, “Neighbors” may not be as amusing for older adults because of its occasional vulgarity and profanity.

Aside from the clever, laughable plot, “Neighbors” could have done a better job by showing the fraternity’s point of view rather than focusing on the perceptions of Mac and Kelly.

As a whole, “Neighbors” is definitely a recommendable movie for young adults especially with its thrilling cast consisting of a wide range of characters. Efron and Franco once again were able to attract certain audiences with their charm. On the other hand, Rogen’s comicality did not fail to entertain as always. “Neighbors” would be hard to top for future young adult comedies.