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also known as “Bad Neighbors,” “Bad Neighbours,” “Buenos vecinos,” “Vizinhos,” “Nos pires voisins,” “Cattivi vicini,” “Kaimynai,” “Kötü Komsular,” See more »
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout.
Extremely Offensive—Avoid
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Primary Audience:
1 hr. 36 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
May 9, 2014 (wide—3,200+ theaters)
DVD: September 23, 2014
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Why should followers of Christ avoid crude, vulgar language?

Ephesians 4:29 says to “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

What are the likely consequences of continual vulgar sexual talk, lewdness, profanity and low thoughts—compared to focusing on goodness and righteousness?

illegal drug use

Featuring Zac EfronTeddy Sanders
Rose ByrneKelly Radner
Dave Franco … Pete
Seth RogenMac Radner
Halston Sage … Brooke
Christopher Mintz-PlasseScoonie
Jake Johnson …
Lisa KudrowCarol Gladstone
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Director Nicholas Stoller—“Fun with Dick and Jane,” “Yes Man,” “Get Him to the Greek
Producer Good Universe
Point Grey Pictures
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Distributor Universal Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Seth 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’).”

Sequel: “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” (2016)

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

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Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Negative—I wouldn’t even recommend this movie to a non-believer. The profanity, the sex, and the nudity are way over the top. I thought this was going to be a light hearted comedy about a wholesome family with a small baby, who have trouble adjusting to their new neighbors. Well, their new neighbors consist of 50 frat boys from a college who manage to commit every destructive, degrading and immoral act that you can imagine. The family tries to make peace, but calls the cops when the music gets too loud and the war begins.

The movie mainly consists of the two playing practical jokes on each other, trying to get the other to give up and move out. The parents spend a lot of time trying to fit in and party with college kids, there’s lots of drinking and drugs and meanwhile the baby is practically forgotten. At one point the husband and wife decide to have her seduce one of the frat brothers to turn him against one of the other frat brothers. The wife then proceeds to get this college student so drunk, that the two of them literally start committing adultery in front of a bunch of wild and crazy college kids, and with her husband standing there cheering her on… I thought that was disgusting. I got up and left the theater after that…

There are so many lewd acts in this movie, I lost track, there’s even one that sinks low enough to include their innocent child… and I watched less than half the movie. Take my advice and stay away from this movie IMHO… It has absolutely no redeeming qualities.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Kevin Burns, age 49 (USA)
Comments from young people
Negative—…My girlfriend and I have been waiting to see it ever since we saw the trailer at “Lone Survivor,” and we finally saw it on Friday. We knew exactly what we were getting into (newly-wed couple + frat house… Why are we surprised at the amount of content again? The trailers pretty much showed exactly what it was gonna be… This is one of the most hilariously offensive and inappropriate movies I’ve EVER seen. Possible viewers be warned: There’s a LOT of sex: (No body parts shown, just bare buttocks and stuff, however, it does get as close as possible without turning the movie into a porno. The wife’s breasts are seen in a prolonged milking scene, which is absolutely hilarious in the most inappropriate way ever. At the frat house parties, there are quite a few topless women seen, but only briefly, and a baby eats a (unused) condom, which makes for a very hilarious scene at the doctors office, and is used throughout the movie. See all »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 5
Fyzix, age 18 (USA)

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Movie Critics
…Sadly, NEIGHBORS is irreparably marred by an unrealistic plot with almost constant use of foul language, toilet humor, as well as alcohol and drug abuse to hold its audience, many of whom probably will want to run for the exits, if not a shower, at the first tasteless raunchy scene. …
Ted Baehr, Movieguide
…familiarly rude, crude, lewd and nude …Reliably, Rogen is mostly funny, though “Neighbors” is more of a framework than a script. …
Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail
…crude feud… It’s a party where we want to stay, until we’re dragged out kicking and screaming.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
…Amusing enough, but weirdly joyless, “Neighbors” brings little new to the table, unless you count the “shock” of a woman’s veiny, milk-swollen breast being manually milked. … [2/5]
Kimberley Jones, The Austin Chronicles
…the film feels sloppy and disjointed, as if it's been roughly re-edited after sneak previews. …
Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
…absolutely everything in “Neighbors” is drenched in dreck. …Add in nearly 250 obscenities and vulgarities (the majority of them f-words)…
Adam R. Holz, Plugged In
…it may not be the movie you want your kids to see, but it’s got a message you want them to hear. …
Jeffrey Huston, Crosswalk
…The most amusing thing about “Neighbors” is how it shows, in-between all the penis and boob jokes, that we’re all just one life change away from curmudgeonhood. …
Peter Howell, Toronto Star Newspapers