Seth Rogen's on a Roll: "Neighbors" Scores Fresh 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in "Neighbors"

Following the critical and commercial success of “This is the End,” Seth Rogen returns with another raunchy comedy “Neighbors.” This time, instead of fighting zombies, his character battles a bunch of frat boys -- played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco among others -- who turns the house next to his into a frat house.

That wouldn’t be too bad if Rogen’s character and his wife, played by “Bridesmaids’” Rose Byrne, didn’t have a newborn to take care of. All the noise from the all-night parties next door keep the baby awake and the already sleep-deprived parents miserable.

All was good in the beginning when the two sides met and made an agreement: if the party gets too loud, the couple would give them a call first instead of the police. Of course, this being a movie, the agreement was broken by both sides and hilarity follows.

I feel like I’ve seen this movie before. It’s “Grown Ups 2,” except with Seth Rogen’s style of comedy instead Adam Sandler’s. “Neighbors” is a lot funnier and has better pacing though.

Like Rogen’s previous film “This is the End,” most of the humor in his new film revolves around bromance, mushrooms, and penises. Despite 90 minutes of shenanigans, everyone’s friends in the end, so it’s all good.

I laughed so hard during the climactic mano-a-mano between Rogen and Efron that I almost choked on my popcorn. Let this be your warning: make sure your mouth is not full during this sequence.

All in all, way better than “Grown Ups 2,” but not as original as “This is the End.”

On Rotten Tomatoes, “Neighbors” is Certified Fresh with a Tomatometer of 74% -- just a step lower than “This is the End’s” 83% but several stories higher than “Grown Up 2’s” Rotten 7%.

The R-rated comedy is expected to generate $35M worth of laughter at the box office this weekend.

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