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One of the risks that comes with living the city or suburban life is being an unwilling participant in the "new neighbor" lottery. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to live next to some very nice people and only one loud psycho woman with a revolving door of boyfriends. I can’t say I’ve ever had the displeasure of living next to a fraternity house, as is the case in Nicholas Stoller’s new comedy Neighbors. But from the looks of this new clip, it looks like I would probably handle things exactly like Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) do. At least initially.
Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, this early clip features Mac and Kelly introducing themselves to Delta Psi brothers Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete (Dave Franco), and you can see Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Scoonie in there as well. It seems to be a successful meet, with only the slightest bit of condescending smarm oozing off of the frat brothers - though the bit where he implied that Kelly is a flirt made my stomach twinge.
It’s encouraging to know that things only get worse from this point forward. As parents of a newborn, neither Kelly nor Mac are on the right side of youth to relate to the frat house inhabitants on a social level, and the back-and-forth one-upmanship should prove a worthy stomping ground for a lot of raunchy humor and foul situations. Prank war movies don’t come around as often as they used to, andNeighbors looks like it has all the right players on board. I mean, if Teddy and Pete can’t respect people yelling at the TV during Game of Thrones, then how can anyone trust them?
Our own movie guru Sean saw an early cut of the film last week at SXSW and raved about it, which makes its May release date seem very far away. Yahoo! also posted the amusing SXSW Q&A with Rogen, Stoller, Franco and co-star Ike Barinholtz. In it, Rogen talks about turning into the old guy on set and the responsibilities he now takes on, while Barinholtz does his "famed" Mark Wahlberg impression. Good stuff.
You can move in next to Neighbors in theaters on May 9th. Clean your ears out to allow some of the filth from this red band trailer inside.