Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Neighbors

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blu-ray Review - Neighbors


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About the Blu-ray
By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream - complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), they try to make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. The neighbors’ relentless sabotage escalates into outrageous one-upmanship, beginning a Greek war for the ages. Also stars Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Digital HD and Blu-rayTM:
  • Alternate Opening: Uncover the mystery of how the original Delta Psi Beta house was destroyed and how the neighbors became neighbors.
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • On the Set with...: Dave Franco provides a tour around the frat's fundraiser (aka dildo sale), while Christopher Mintz-Plasse talks about and demonstrates his special “prop”.

Blu-rayTM and DVD Bonus Features:
  • Gag Reel: The entire cast contributes to these hilarious on-set flubs.
  • Line-O-Rama: The laughs continue take after take in this improvisational extended scene!
  • An Unlikely Pair: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely pairing of comedic veteran Seth Rogen and heartthrob Zac Efron. 
  • Partying with the Neighbors: Parties, babies and crazy friends; these three elements lead to some of the funniest moments on the screen and on set. 
  • The Frat: Learn more about Delta Psi Beta – the current frat brothers, the legends of Delta Psi that came before, and current whipping boy, Ass-Juice.

My Take on the DVD
WOW, this movie reminded me of some of the crazy experiences and things that happened while I was a member of a fraternity in my college years. While we did not have the family living next to us, we still did some crazy stuff and I cannot even imagine what a family like you see in this movie would be like with what happened in our fraternity house.

That being said let me return to the movie. The movie was hilarious. Yes, it was over the top, a bit raunchy and crude, but the interaction between Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s characters was priceless. I could completely empathize with Seth character and his wife. You can see the new parent haze that they are going through while at the same time you can see how living next to Zac Enfron and the rest of the tenants would make you lose it.

In the end, while the movie is over the top, it was also a ton of fun. While the movie is not going to win an Oscar, it is completely entertaining and will keep you laughing throughout!

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