Neighbors2

Neighbors 2 is admirably feminist, though it only sporadically deploys that feminism into dynamic filmmaking. It is a sorority instead of a fraternity next door to new parents Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne) this time, and neither side is really villainous. The adults just want their house to look good while they’re in escrow, and the college gals are taking a stand against the sexist Greek system. It is heartening to see a sisterhood embracing fun while rejecting degradation, but the dialogue that directly calls for gender equality is inelegant. As the three main sisters, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Beanie Feldstein all have their talents, but compellingly explaining exactly what they are doing is not one of them. The comedy is less constrained. For better or for most disturbing, it heads into outrageousness ethically, temperamentally, and geographically. In the end, it all somehow works out, believe it or not.

I give Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 7 Jokes Involving a Dildo out of 10 Jokes Involving a Toddler.

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