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Bad Neighbours (2014)

 
 

Everybody Doesn't Need Bad Neighbours

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Bad Neighbours (2014)

With their baby daughter Kelly (Rose Byrne) and Mac (Seth Rogen) are getting use to being grown ups although still acting as if they were cool and young. But then they discover a frat housed presided over by Teddy (Zac Efron) is setting up next door and suddenly their nice little world is shaken by their noisy party loving neighbours. And things become a war when Mac has enough one night and calls the cops to complain about the noise.

I grew up on teen comedies from "Porky's" to "American Pie" and all it's sequels but it seems the new generation of teen comedies has left me behind. Or at least that is how I feel having sat through a painfully long and unfunny 97 minutes where I can count the intentional jokes on one hand which made me laugh. I am on about "Bad Neighbours" one of the unfunniest movies of the 21st century, in fact the funniest thing in this movie was the obvious stunt doubles used for a fight scene between Mac and Teddy.

So what is wrong with "Bad Neighbours"? Well to be honest pretty much everything as we have moronic characters acting moronically. We have swearing just for the sake of swearing and gags involving young children which will make you cringe and probably gag. I tell you what "Bad Neighbours" feels like it has been written by the sort of frat boys who appear in this movie who think milking a woman is a hilarious gag or a baby chewing on a condom is funny. I could go on because this is the level of moronic humour which makes up "Bad Neighbours" and it makes "American Pie" seem like something you would show in Sunday School.

Here is the only positive I can come up with when it comes to "Bad Neighbours" and I do like to try and find something. The one character who you should dislike is Teddy as he is the ringleader, he is the one who sets out to cause problems for Kelly and Mac. Yet rather perversely Zac Efron manages to make him the most likeable character in the whole movie. And ironically Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne end up delivering the movie's most annoying characters.

What this all boils down to is that "Bad Neighbours" really didn't work for me and either I have got to the point where cringe comedy no longer is funny or this movie is just simply bad, I say it is just bad.

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