GROSS JOKES WITH HEART

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY MOVIES -

Rose Byrne continues her com­edy streak along­side Seth Ro­gen in the flick Bad Neigh­bours, a gross-out com­edy about life mile­stones with some sur­pris­ingly orig­i­nal laughs.

The Aussie ac­tor fa­mously proved she had a funny bone in the smash-hit Brides­maids, fol­low­ing an out-of-nowhere comedic turn in Get Him to the Greek.

Last year, she kept it up with Bri­tish rom-com I Give It a Year and as a Google worker in The In­tern­ship.

Now, in Bad Neigh­bours she teams up with Ro­gen as two new par­ents who be­gin an over­the-fence war with a group of col­lege guys.

Af­ter re­cently buy­ing a place in the quiet sub­urb, Kelly (Byrne) and Mac (Ro­gen) are get­ting used to their new sleep­de­prived life as mum and dad to Stella, their cute baby daugh­ter.

When they see the va­cant house next door is go­ing to be a fra­ter­nity, led by Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete (Dave Franco), they keep their cool, even par­ty­ing with them to get them on-side. But this neigh­bourly friend­ship turns into all-out war.

As things es­ca­late, Bad Neigh­bours brings un­ex­pected new laughs to the gross-out com­edy genre, in­clud­ing a hor­ren­dous and hi­lar­i­ous in­sight into breast­feed­ing.

Efron and Ro­gen are in­cred­i­bly funny to­gether, whether get­ting ripped and ban­ter­ing about Bat­man, com­par­ing physiques, try­ing to hurt each other or hav­ing a dance-off. Byrne holds her own, es­pe­cially when ma­nip­u­lat­ing col­lege kids at a house party.

Bad Neigh­bours is about grow­ing up, with ev­ery char­ac­ter pass­ing a ma­jor stage in their life. It has plenty of heart, but is served up along­side some in­cred­i­bly dis­gust­ing and funny gags.

Seth Ro­gen and Rose Byrne

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