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Bad Neighbours

Comedy


 

A couple with a newborn face unexpected difficulties after they're forced to live next to a frat house.

Thanks to witty script and inventive humour, "Bad Neighbours" successfully teeters the fine line between being clever and tasteless. The life of a college party animal is juxtaposed with the role of responsible parent in this foul-mouthed, low-brow frat house comedy about people denying the inevitable changes that come with getting older. Energetic and engagingly stupid, the unlikely duo at the films core drive the laughs, as hilarious generational warfare accelerates from one over-the-top set piece to another. Welcome to the neighbourhood.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 8th May 2014
Universal Pictures 97 mins


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Bad Neighbours

Comedy


 

A couple with a newborn face unexpected difficulties after they're forced to live next to a frat house.

"Bad Neighbours" lives up to the name. These new arrivals are loud, noisy and not very funny. It's apparent the dialogue is largely made of improvisation; a continuous set of fraternity gags and two conniving parents... neither side of the fence is a winner. All the best jokes have cultural references, and with the film won't stand the test of time. The excruciating characters and experience make the running time feel so long. Just bad.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 8th May 2014
Universal Pictures 97 mins