Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and the gang are back for more beer pong and hilarity—this time with a feminist twist.

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.

By: Cath Clarke

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Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday May 20 2016
Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Screenwriter: Andrew Jay Cohen, Nicholas Stoller, Seth Rogen, Brendan O'Brien, Evan Goldberg
Cast: Zac Efron
Seth Rogen
Chloe Grace Moretz
Rose Byrne
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