Bad Neighbours 2 Film Review

Film Review by Jon E Clist

The Premise
After a sorority moves in next door, which is even more debaucherous then the fraternity before it, Mac and Kelly have to ask for help from their former enemy, Teddy.

The Review
First up let me give you the warning. This film is pretty chock full of highly sexually charged material and a stack of drug taking references. This is not a film for the sensitive soul. It is rated R16 for a reason, actually for lots of reasons and this is not going to be a film for everyone.

If you have seen the first one, then you will know what to expect. The formula is the same and the overall feel is the similar and therefore you will get what you expect. It is irreverent and in all honesty it is a pretty non-stop laugh fest with real true belly laughs. Many of which are those sorts of things that you find yourself laughing at and then you take a brief pause to think, oh my, I am laughing at this? Then you laugh even more.

One of the ongoing jokes that moves though the film relates to inappropriate use of a female pleasure device and while it is super funny in its context, it is rather full on and kind of gross. That is the formula for this film, gross laughs that build throughout the film. Don’t get me wrong, this is a very funny film and for those who don’t mind the extreme kind of humour, this will be a fun-filled ninety minutes.

The team from the first one are pretty much all back to varying degrees. However, Seth Rogen considered not returning. When the directors found this out, they started to look for a replacement. Some of the replacements for the character being considered were Steve Buscemi, Chevy Chase, Dany Devito, Tyler Perry and Robert Downey Jr. Eventually, Rogen decided to return. If I was Seth Rogan and I heard that list being bandied around, I think I would have stepped back in to save the franchise too. That is some pretty horrid alternatives for this type of role. The play between Effron and Rogan is something rather special and as weird as it sounds, this is like a coming of age film for Effron’s character. Here is a “Dude” who hasn’t grown up and while those around him have moved on with their lives, he just struggles to see how and even why he should just grow up.

In an interview, the director listed a few alternate titles for the film that were being considered. These included "Bad Neighbours 2: Tubby's Return", "Bad Neighbours 2: Orange You Glad" and "Bad Neighbours 2: The Hard Knocked Up Life".

The Verdict
Bad taste humour makes this a film that will delight those who dig it and disgust those who don’t. If you liked the first, you will be extremely happy with the sequel.

The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 12th May 2016
Rating: R16 – Contains Sex scenes, violence, drug use & offensive language
Duration: 92 minutes 
Genre:  Comedy
Starring: Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne
Director: Nicholas Stoller (Bad Neighbours, The Five Year Engagement)

The Extras
Seth Rogen's first live-action sequel.

The Theatrical Release poster for this movie is a parody of another movie coming out in 2016. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Chloe Grace Moretz announced via Twitter her involvement in the movie.

Third film Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen have been in together. First being 'Bad Neighbours' then 'The Something' and now 'Bad Neighbours 2'

The 3rd time the director Nicholas Stoller and Rose Bryne have collaborated with each other. The 1st time was 'Get Him To The Greek' then 'Bad Neighbours' and now 'Bad Neighbours 2'

Lena Dunham had filmed a cameo as Jeanna D'Arc, the Roman Catholic Saint, but it was cut from the final film.