Neighbors : Movie Review

An escalating war between new parents and the hard-partying fraternity that moves in next door is the comic crux which pushes the "Neighbors" plot forward, but the film earns its most affecting material from the relationship between a young couple struggling to not lose themselves in the face of mounting adult responsibilities. With 2008's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," 2010's "Get Him to the Greek," and 2012's "The Five-Year Engagement," director Nicholas Stoller has retained a consistently pleasing sensibility that he carries over here, one that draws audiences in with raucous R-rated humor and then wins them over with an articulate, verifiable human component. Anyone can throw a stream of broad, raunchy jokes onto the screen and hope they stick, but if there is a real story, identifiable characters, and a beating heart behind them it can go a long way in smoothing over the occasional slack gag and rambling pacing.

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Author : Dustin Putman