When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
Running Time: 1 hr 32 min
MPAA Rating: R
If you live in a tiny apartment and you can hear everything when your neighbors are watching Game of Thrones (or worse), you’ll have zero sympathy for the noise problems suffered by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, back in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising as a married couple with a kid living in a relatively palatial house near a college campus. Last film around, a gang of frat boys moved in next door. This time it’s female students (led by Chloë Grace Moretz), who are sick of sexist taunts and have started their own sorority.
This sequel turns out to be a gross-out comedy with a pro-woman streak (instead of sexy selfies or bro-luring bacchanals, the sorority throws a “feminist icon” party). And it just about works.
Once again, Zac Efron saves the day. In the original, he played the president of the fraternity. Now he takes on a mentor role to the sorority, instructing them on the art of debauchery. In return they teach him the ways of feminism: “Don’t call them hos—that’s not cool anymore,” he tells his buddies. Jokes like this keep Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising just funny enough to not feel like a retread.