What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Neighbors is a raunchy, hard-R comedy about a hard-partying college fraternity that moves in next door to a married couple with a baby. Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, and Dave Franco, the comedy is overwhelmingly about sex, drugs, and pranks that aren't appropriate for most teens. The strong language ("f--k," "s--t," and much, much more) is nonstop; the gross-out humor includes lactating breast jokes and full-frontal shots of a prosthetic penis; and the sex features everything from semi-nude marital lovemaking to casual frat party hook-ups. That said, if you can see beyond the crude laughs, there are messages about what it means to become an adult and transition from all-night ragers to brunch and diapers.
  • Families can talk about how Neighbors' portrays drinking and drug use. Are there any real-life consequences? Does the movie judge the partying fraternity members differently than the new parents who partake? Do you?
  • Talk about the movie's messages about college versus adulthood. How do the Radners finally come to terms with their new stage of life? What does Teddy realize about his college career?
  • Is the movie's frank depiction of married sex, college sex, sex toys, and full-frontal nudity too graphic for older teens? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
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