Two years after feuding with a rowdy frat that moved next door to them, young parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are about to have their second child and move to a new house. Unfortunately, their attempts to sell their current home hit a snag when a sorority led by a rebellious college student (Chloë Grace Moretz) become their new neighbors. Desperate to get rid of the hard-partying gals, the couple forge an alliance with Teddy (Zac Efron), the former fratboy who tormented them the last time around. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloe Moretz, Selena Gomez
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Rated: R for crude sexual content including brief graphic nudity, language throughout, drug use and teen partying.
Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising provides some hefty laughs here and there throughout it’s runtime but never really hits the level of consistency of the original. There’s a haphazard attempt at feminism throughout the film which is about as subtle as a hammer. It’s a weird mixture since it could have been an interesting slant if it’d been handled properly. As is, this sequel is another raunchy ride through a recycled plot with characters which are never really fleshed out. It’s a shame because Chloe Moretz seems like she would have done well with the comedy. Rogen and Byrne ease back into their roles easily with their interplay being a highlight of the movie. Byrne continues to impress in her comedic roles but she feels a little underused. Sadly, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is another comedy sequel which will be easily overlooked and forgotten since it never reaches the level of the original.