GROSS JOKES WITH HEART
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