Film Review: Bad Neighbours 2

Disenchanted only college frat houses are allowed to throw parties, a group of female students start a house that will allow them to party the way they want.

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What’s the only thing worse than living next to a fraternity? Living next to a sorority!

Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Shelby. Disenchanted by the college party scene in which only frat houses are allowed to throw parties, Shelby bands together a group of girls and starts Kappa Nu, a house that will allow them to party the way they want to party. Shelby and her minions move into the house once occupied by Teddy Sanders, (Zac Efron), and his brothers from Delta Psi.

Kappa Nu move in just as Mac and Kelly, played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, begin their 30-day escrow to sell their home and avoid bankruptcy. What ensues is an all-out war as Mac and Kelly try to keep the new owners from finding out they will be living next door to a sorority. Meanwhile the sorority is fighting to keep their partying going uninterrupted and rule-free. The pranks and subterfuge continues to escalate in hilarious and often disgusting ways.

Teddy who is unsure of his place in the world and how to be an ‘old person’ joins team Mac and Kelly to help them bring down the sorority once and for all. The movie is rife with gross-out humor and those with a weak stomach may want to look away at times, but the comedy is solid and keeps the audience laughing hysterically the whole way through.

Director Nicholas Stoller has assembled a stellar cast and delivers more of the type of comedy fans have come to expect from the first film.  The movie stands on its own without the usual stigma attached to a comedy sequel. Some great cameos are thrown in with the likes of Kelsey Grammer as Shelby’s father, Dave Franco as Teddy’s best friend and brother, Selena Gomez as President of her own sorority, and Lisa Kudrow as the unsympathetic Dean.

Supercharged with plenty of laughs, a definite flick to see if you’re in the mood for a pick me up.

Reviewed by Cassandra Holmes

Rating out of 10:  8

 

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