Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
If you enjoyed “Neighbors”, be prepared to love “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” just as much! With a toddler and a new baby on the way, Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) have sold their home and already bought a new, larger house out in the country. The catch? Their current house is in escrow, which means the new buyers have 30 days to change their mind about purchasing their home. The Radners are not too worried about this until they find out they have new neighbors… a brand new sorority, Kappa Nu, started by Shelby (Chloë Grace Moretz) and a few of her BFF’s from the local college.
Shelby and her friends are disgusted to find out that sorority’s are not allowed to party in their own sorority houses and are forced to attend parties at the frat houses, so they revolt and start their own in a house off campus. In revolt of a sexist system and a desire to throw parties that are “less rapey”, the girls find the perfect house to live and party. Faced with the problem of not having enough money to support the house, Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), arrives to mentor the girls on how to run a sorority and generate funds. Teddy, a now mid/late 20 something who has no real career and is still living in the past just wants be “of value” to someone. All is going well until the girls turn on him and call him one of the “old people”. It is at this moment he realizes he’s been fighting for the “wrong team” and decides to join forces with the Radners to get the girls evicted from their house so that the new buyers will not pull out of the sale of their home.
The girls, fighting for women’s rights, are not going down without a fight. The jokes and one-liners are sprinkled throughout the entire film and will leave you wanting more. Complete with a toddler playing with a dressed up sex toy and Mac & Teddy blasting themselves through a garage door, director Nicholas Stoller has created another hilarious winner.
7 out of 10