There are a few comedies that resonate so well with audiences that they become highly-quotable pop culture treasures, carrying on far longer than the movie which inspired them. The original Anchorman, Ted, and The Watch are a few recent ones that come to mind. We think the next to enter such rarefied air will be Neighbors, a fiercely unapologetic, exceptionally dirty production that almost enjoys rolling in its own crass and filth like a happy pig. We're almost embarrassed it didn't initially make our May Movie List.
That Awkward Moment is solidly funny here, unwilling to see that the light at the end of the tunnel is probably not a bong or another hit of weed. His perfectly-chiseled physique will impress the ladies, and his chemistry with Franco and the collection of college losers in the frat house - including Kick-Ass 2's Christopher Mintz-Plasse - result in a great scene involving cast molds of their privates. Andy Samberg and others arrive to play cameos and other short roles, which make for quick and hilarious interludes as the boys recall Psy's glory days, or find other ways to make complete asses of themselves, all for our enjoyment. Byrne is always solid, but we also found Rogan to be more than passable here, something we can't really say about any of his previous roles. He seems to do best when he's not in the director's chair and is free to run wild in front of the camera. Stoller lets him do just that, and his chemistry with both Byrne and Effron keeps the story going between pranks.
Neighbors is rated R for just about everything under the sun (including male nudity) and has a runtime of 96 minutes.
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