Trailer Tuesday: Neighbors

Written by Logan J. Fowler & Bill Bodkin



Release Date: May 9, 2014

Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Rose Byrne, Jake Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Carla Gallo

Director: Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek)

Plot: A couple (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne) with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house (whose residents include Zac Efron, Dave Franco).

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Seth Rogen and Zac Efron battle it out over their respective turfs? This could be interesting. –LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in a movie together and it’s from the guys who did This Is The End, this has a lot of promise. But, there’s a creeping feeling in my head this could be one of this shitty big budget summer comedies. –BB

Rate the Trailer (1-5): Three out of five. Aside from some tasteless jokes, this could actually be the comedy hit of the summer. Really, I don’t think there’s any other competition. While it won’t be as epic as This is the End from summer 2013, it looks like has rich low brow humor within it to make it be funny as hell. –LJF

Rate the Trailer (1-5): Four out of five. Fears squashed! This trailer and its “red band” versions have been surprisingly hilarious. –BB

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. I’ve claimed the Pop-Break review for this one so it’s opening weekend for sure. Looking forward to seeing Efron and Rogen duke it out while madness ensues. It’ll definitely be a good time. –LJF

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. I’ve been a longtime Rogen fan, so I have a lot of faith in him. I also love me some Dave Franco, he’s such a snark machine and I think he’ll be one of the brightest spots of the film. But, don’t count out Efron and Byrne, they could steal the show. This year has been devoid of a solid comedy, so I’m definitely looking forward to Neighbors. –BB

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