Neighbors

Neighbors ★★★★

Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) has produced, yet again, what may turn out to be the funniest film of the year. I can't count the amount of times I lol'ed in an empty Thai cinema during this film. Stoller's ability to provide a constant stream of laughs while staying focused within the narrative is truly incredible. Neighbors has a healthy mix of low, middle and high brow humour that resists becoming tiresome or anticipated. What I also enjoyed about the film is the fact that Seth Rogen, lead comedian for Neighbors, isn't even the funniest character. Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and (especially) Dave Franco were all hilarious in their supporting roles. This is not to say that Rogen isn't funny, but the fresh comedy from his surrounding actors helped to boost the film from good to great. The improv humour is insanely well done. I would pay the theatre fee again just to see the deleted scenes and gag reel, making Neighbors a must buy on DVD.

Things to consider: Jason Segel in Rogen's role - I think that could be epic.