Bad Neighbours (or as it's titled in most countries 'Neighbors') is the story of husband and wife, Mac and Kelly and there newborn baby. A fraternity house moves in next doors to them so they try to go over and befriend them, but things go wrong when the noise picks up and this leads to an all out war between the two houses. Mac and Kelly must find a way for the fraternity to move out or their life will be a living hell.
Bad Neighbours is the craziest movie we've had so far this year. This film is from the people who made 'This Is The End' which was unexpected and hilarious so I had no idea what I was in stall for with this film. This film is just as unexpected, but all the more crazier than 'This is the End'. The things that take place at the fraternity parties are some of the most ridiculous, unbelievable and just downright nasty situations to be put on screen all year and perhaps even last year. While the film isn't the funniest film I've seen, it certainly takes top spot as being the craziest in recent years.
The film wasn't ever as funny as it wanted to be, but it still managed to get me laughing out loud. There were a lot of jokes in the film that were hilarious, but they were trying too hard to be funny. I'm not denying the fact I was laughing almost too hard at times, but the film was trying to get me laughing a lot harder. There were more than a few jokes that the majority of my cinema's audience didn't find that funny although they were right up my alley, a J.J Abrams reference in particular. As well as this, for the first twenty or so minutes the film's jokes were a hit and a miss. Some were funny, others missed the mark, but once the fraternity moved in all bets were off.
I don't recommend taking this movie too seriously. With a lot of comedies I just switch my brain off and try not to take it too seriously because that's how comedies work, somehow some still manage to be awful. With Bad Neighbours it's nearly impossible to take the film too seriously because when you start to think about the logic behind everything the film makes absolutely no sense. As funny as this scene was, the odds of somebody making $10,000 of selling dildos from their front yard is highly unlikely.
The main cast feel comfortable in there roles and this allows for the humour to feel at home. Some problems that I have with comedies is that the main cast just look out of place and like they don't belong in a comedy or that the material just doesn't suit there acting style. Here the cast is well suited and this allowed for the humour to feel natural and just damn funny. A bad cast equals a bad movie and thankfully this isn't that (Ride Along please takes notes).
To sum up Bad Neighbours is a wild, unbelievable and just stupid movie that's never as funny as it wants to be and shouldn't be taken too seriously. However, the cast feels right at home and most of the jokes were hysterical.
3 1/2 Stars