“Welcome to the darkness, bitches.”
Imagine you’re a young professional enjoying life in your picturesque neighborhood with your happy little family. Life’s good – you’re not terribly unhip yet, you’ve got a smoking hot wife, and a newborn baby. But things get upended when the new neighbors you’ve been so anxious to meet and probably make be your news best friends turn out to be the world’s rowdiest fraternity, as is the case in Neighbors (formerly known as Townies), the comedy from Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, The Muppets) about ruining Seth Rogen‘s suburban dreams.
Now, if you’re Rogen and wife Rose Byrne, you’re going to do the yuppie thing, which is politely reason with frat leader Zac Efron to stop. And when that doesn’t work, you’re going to start fighting back against all the public sex, raucous parties, literal cannonballs and debauchery with your own shenanigans. Check out the NSFW trailer for yourself:
Though it’s clear from the trailer and Rogen’s anguished cries than Efron, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse‘s fraternity has the upper hand in this battle, the case of who wins the war is still yet to be determined. My money’s on Rose Byrne, who truly showed that she can fight dirty in Bridesmaids.
And though this trailer was a short snippet, Efron’s comedic chops were pretty on-par with the rest of the cast. Can you see him joining the Apatow Mafia after this? Now I’m envisioning a world where Zac Efron was in Superbad.
Neighbors is in theaters May 9, 2014. [MTV]