Director Nicolas Stoller, working with a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien has brought forth Neighbors, a film that starts out lame, then moves to stupid before going to gross…where there are, admittedly, some good laughs…and, finally, moves to an embarrassment for everyone involved.
The only actor(s) that look good in this total miscalculation are Elise and Zooey Vargas, who take turns playing the part of the baby of demented parents, poorly played by Seth Rogen and only slightly better played by Rose Byrne.
It just doesn’t work. It’s not to be mentioned in the same breath as Animal House or Superbad.
I give Neighbors a 2 out of 5.