Watson Reviews: Neighbors

Director: Nicholas Stoller Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien Studios: Universal Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Release Date (UK): 2 May 2014 Certificate: 15 Runtime: 97 min

“Bad Neighbours,” the new comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, is not a film for those with a weak stomach with regards to the safety of small children. Throughout the film, the adorable newborn tot of Rogen and Aussie wife Rose Byrne is placed in various positions of danger: she’s left alone in the house while mummy and daddy are out partying next door, is very nearly taken to a rave party, and while playing in the front garden, almost chokes on a discarded condom. All of which sounds like despicably reckless behaviour on the part of mummy and daddy, and yet it’s to the credit of Rogen and Byrne’s performances that we kinda, sorta let them get away with all this: so irresistibly charming are they in their roles, and so utterly believable are they as loving but inexperienced parents, that we can’t help but love them. Besides, the safety of their child is never totally forgotten: when partying, Byrne rather hilariously has a baby monitor pressed against her ear, and upon discovering their offspring has swallowed said contraceptive, they do run to the emergency room, screaming their heads off. (CONTINUE READING…)

HotDog88 Outta 10

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