NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING
Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) seem to be growing up. With their daughter growing and Kelly pregnant, they've sold their home and used the money to buy a new home in the suburbs. However, their home sale is in escrow, meaning the buyers have 30 days to back out if they don't like anything about the house -- or its neighbors.
To their credit, the cast does manage to get a decent amount of humor out of the situations so broadly laid out here. Seth Rogen is his usual stoner self, Zac Efron spoofs himself as a loser who refuses to grow up, and Chloe Grace Moretz balances being an independent girl on her own for the first time with being the scary menace next door. But the movie is borderline sketch comedy, which tends to fall apart when you stop to think about it. (Cameos by Selena Gomez, Kelsey Grammer, and Lisa Kudrow are pretty much unnecessary.) Neighbors 2 can be funny, but it's also consistently stupid.
Overall grade: C-
Reviewed by James Lynch