Neighbors SynopsisSeth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek).
Neighbors Release Date
In Theaters May 9, 2014
Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, and Lisa Kudrow
Written by: Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien
Directed by: Nick Stoller
Produced by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver
Distributor: Universal Pictures
External Info: Neighbors Official Website
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Making a good sequel is not easy. Making a good sequel to a comedy seems to be even more difficult. When Nicholas Stoller was tasked with making a follow-up to his box office hit Neighbors he went looking at other comedy sequels that were successful.
by Dirk Libbey April 8, 2016 comments
Neighbors 2 Trailer Teaser Has Seth Rogen Freaking About Too Much Sexiness
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by Gregory Wakeman January 18, 2016 comments
Neighbors 2 Adds Rising Star For Prominent Role
Chloe Moretz's rise in Hollywood has largely been thanks to her roles in dramatic movies like Let Me In, Hugo and Carrie, but now she's preparing to flex her comedy muscles in a big way.
by Eric Eisenberg July 23, 2015 comments
Guardians Of The Galaxy Leads The List Of The 2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominees
Finally, though, we now know all of the films that will contend for the Golden Popcorn trophy at the ceremony, which will be held on Sunday April 12. Best Fight? Best Kiss? We have all of them covered.
by Sean O'Connell March 4, 2015 comments
Watch This Montage Of The Greatest Explosions In The History Of Movies
Today is the day when, all around the world, fireworks are ignited as people celebrate the departure of 2014 and the arrival of 2015. So it seems only appropriate that we would end our year in cinema with a bang as well:
by Eric Eisenberg December 31, 2014 comments
This Week In Home Entertainment: Neighbors, Reign And A How I Met Your Mother Set
The Neighbors set comes with plenty of extras, including the expected gag reel. Thereís also notably an Alternate Opening that should be worth taking a look at. In addition to Neighbors, since fall TV is finally upon us, this week continues the trend of home entertainment companies putting out seasons of television.
by Jessica Rawden September 23, 2014 comments
Seth Rogen Fires Back At Film Critic Who Blames Neighbors For Isla Vista Crimes
Ann Hornaday makes a larger point about the absence of female voices in the filmmaking community and the studio system. Which is a larger problem, but not one that easily connects to despicable crimes like the one in Isla Vista, or to the existence of movies like Neighbors.
by Sean O'Connell May 27, 2014 comments
How Seth Rogen Became Hollywood's Biggest Comedy Star
Rogen produced and starred in Neighbors, which is bound to become his biggest overall hit. But the question now dares asks is: is Seth Rogen now the biggest comedic actor in Hollywood?
by Gabe Toro May 13, 2014 comments
Neighbors' Clever Comedian Cameos: Did You Catch Them All?
Well, the totals are in and the Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors is a big fat hit. Not only did it win rave reviews from critics--with our own Sean O'Connell calling it "fresh, relatable" and "hysterical"--but it also won at the box office, beating out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a healthy $51 million. That's especially impressive when you consider Neighbors R-rating means it was playing to a narrower audience than the well-established, franchised, PG-13-rated tent pole.
by Kristy Puchko May 12, 2014 comments
Which Controversial Neighbors Joke Did The Director Have To Fight To Keep In?
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by Sean O'Connell May 12, 2014 comments
Weekend Box Office: Neighbors Takes Number One Over Sinking Spider-Man
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by Scott Gwin May 11, 2014 comments
Neighbors Grosses $2.5 Million From Thursday Night Showings
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by Kristy Puchko May 9, 2014 comments
Dave Franco Tells Us The One Dirty Joke That Was Too Filthy For Neighbors
ďThereís a joke where Ė Iím still not sure if I ever said it out loud or if I was just thinking it. But during the montage where weíre getting back at Seth and Rose, and we cut their bush into the shape of a guy bending over, I wanted to say the line..."
by Sean O'Connell May 7, 2014 comments
Puff Daddy's Behavior On The Set Of Get Him To The Greek Was Weird And Awesome
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by Sean O'Connell May 6, 2014 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Neighbors, Moms' Night Out and Legends Of Oz Reviews
With summer in the air we have some bigger and bigger movies hitting the silver screen. No better way to escape the sunshine, sweet call of birds and fresh air than to get over to your local cinema and spend a few hours in the climate controlled darkness. I love this time of year. This week weíve got bad neighbors, moms hitting the town and Dorothy returning to Oz.
by Doug Norrie May 4, 2014 comments
Summer Movie Box Office Predictions: Blockbusters To Bombs
Which is why we've decided to break down most of the summer's offerings, observing exactly what it is about some films that cause them to succeed and fail. This involved number crunching, market analysis, educated guesses, and the application of a few snobby biases.
by Gabe Toro May 2, 2014 comments
Seth Rogen Admits That Babies Eating Condoms Makes Him Laugh Until He Cries
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The World's First (And Only) Summer Movie/NBA Playoff Combo Preview
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by Gabe Toro April 18, 2014 comments
Watch NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Clown Seth Green In Hysterical Clip
Dudeís love football. Universal hopes that dudeís will love Neighbors. So even though the movie has nothing to do with sports, the latest commercial for the upcoming comedy goes right after ESPNís target demographic by placing co-stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in a weight room with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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ďIt was really important to me that this movie be funny,Ē Nicholas Stoller told me during a recent interview. ďBut then I wanted it to be cool. I wanted it to feel like you are at a party while you are watching it."
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SXSW: Yes, Zac Efron Really Is The Funniest Person In Neighbors
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by Eric Eisenberg September 2, 2013 comments
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Zac Efron's Frat Adds Submarine's Craig Roberts For Townies
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Christopher Mintz-Plasse And Dave Franco Join Seth Rogen In Townies
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