Remember when bro comedies were all the rage? It was a simpler time, when films like American Pie and Road Trip were box office gold and misogyny was still the bedrock of American filmmaking. In other words, like so many other "simpler times" people often yearn for, it was an unquestionably dark period in history. For obvious reasons, public perception of these movies has taken a turn for the negative over the years.
With that in mind, it's perfectly understandable if the 2014 Seth Rogen / Zac Efron vehicle Neighbors didn't make its way to your personal radar. "Seth Rogen and Zac Efron star in a comedy about a frat house" is a premise that seems like it's about 10 years past its expiration date. Which makes it all the more surprising that Neighbors is Rogen's highest-grossing non-animated movie ever. That's not for nothing. It's a shockingly funny movie which manages to not be douchey or gross, even though it's operating within a genre which practically requires both of those traits.
Even if you can't stomach Rogen, the chemistry between Efron and Dave Franco makes it all worth it. There's a reason they took home an MTV Movie Award for Best Onscreen Duo, and it's that they are absolutely adorable from start to finish. Efron also took home the award for Best Shirtless Scene, because the MTV awards are the stupidest and bullshittiest of all the stupid bullshit awards out there.
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