Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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After a sorority moves in next door, which is even more debaucherous than the fraternity before it, Mac and Kelly have to ask for help from their former enemy, Teddy.

Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.4/10 (3,107 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Stars: Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne

Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are ready to make the final move into adulthood. But just as they thought they have reclaimed the neighborhood, they learn that their new neighbors are even more out of control than the last. To evict them, they're need help from their ex neighbor (Zac Efron).

Writers: Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O'Brien

Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Shelby
Zac Efron - Teddy Sanders
Rose Byrne - Kelly Radner
Selena Gomez - Madison
Seth Rogen - Mac Radner
Kiersey Clemons - Beth
Dave Franco - Pete
Lisa Kudrow - Dean Carol Gladstone
Ike Barinholtz - Jimmy
Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Scoonie
Carla Gallo - Paula
Abbi Jacobson -
Kelsey Grammer - Shelby's Dad
Ciara Bravo - Sorority Girl
Hannibal Buress - Officer Watkins

Taglines: There's a new war next door


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 20 May 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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User Review


Rating: 3/10

Picking up the story a couple of years after the events in the first movie, Mac and Kelly are trying to impress potential house buyers. However this clashes with the plans of a new partying sorority who move in next door. And that's more or less the entirety of the plot. Things follow quite plainly along the same beaten track as the first movie, the same sorts of jokes and set pieces, all presented in the same style and manner. Consistent, or unimaginative?

There are two differences though. Firstly, although for the first half of the movie Rogen and Byrne are locking horns with Efron, we know from the trailers that they end up working together. It was actually a nice change of pace to see Efron and Rogen's good chemistry, almost believably becoming friends.

Secondly, the more interesting element is that the sorority are trying to bring equality to college girls, who according to law, are not allowed to host parties. But this doesn't make it a feminist piece. It feels like the equality argument was shoe-horned into the script so they can keep making sexist jokes with a guiltless conscience.

On the subject of jokes, they are few and far between. The screening I was in, the audience was mostly silent (in spite of the hilarious opening vomit-face moment). The script needed winding tighter - some great jokes were made, and then the they continued for another three or four lines, which ruined the moment. Sharper editing could've made for sharper comedy.

Although Rogen and Byrne are enjoyable screen presences, they do themselves no favours in this dry and dull comedy. Of course it's funny in places, but not in comparison to its funnier predecessor.



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