Is isn't long before the couple, who are having a hard time adjusting to adulthood, find themselves going up against energetic partiers--while trying to accept that their days of being carefree are behind them. At the New York press conference for the film--Rosen, Efron and Byrne were on hand to discuss the atmosphere on set, the most outrageous scenes to shoot and if their characters reflect elements of themselves. Q: Rose, did you feel a responsibility to bring in female viewers and for the guys what was it like going toe-to-toe with this incredible character? Seth Rogen: It was tough going toe-to-toe with this incredible character. She was great. Those scenes were so much fun to do. I feel like we were a good team in the movie and a good pairing.
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Forty years ago, Mel Brooks invited a number of Old West cattle rustlers to a campfire meal of fiber-rich beans. The result was a comedy milestone. Its dominance in the taboo-bodily-function-laughs department was never truly tested until the hair gel scene in 's There's Something About Mary , and that held the scepter until the food poisoning hilarity in 's Bridesmaids. Friends, we have a new contender in Neighbors. Rogen and Rose Byrne play new parents just looking for calm and quiet when the brothers of Delta Psi move in next door. In an attempt to bond with the hard partying Greeks, they offer them a peace pipe joint, actually and accept an invitation to one of their ragers. After a long night of shenanigans and substance abuse they wake up with cotton mouth and a headache.
Animal House , Revenge of the Nerds , Old School— all classic college comedies that inspired generations of devoted fraternity idiots. He wants infinite cherry tomatoes, and who can blame him. He spoke to EW about how the film drew from his own personal life, his theory on the growing clout of R-rated comedies, and, of course, the dildo duel between Efron and Rogen. EW: I was going to ask what it was like to shift gears from the Muppets to an R-rated comedy, but then Seth took his shirt off and I think I saw the direct link to Fozzie Bear. Yeah, exactly. Neighbors is basically the Muppets but with curse words and sex. Well, what makes male nudity so funny?
Sure, his character still smokes pot, but he does so whilst raising a baby in the suburbs and waging war on his neighbors, a ruckus-causing frat house headed by Zac Efron, so that he and his wife Rose Byrne can continue their brand of green parenting in peace. Their unconventional strategy involves infiltrating the frat, and leads to raucous white-light parties, drunken hookups, and in one slapstick scene, it requires Rogen to actually milk his wife, whose toxic blood-alcohol level and broken breast pump, require him to make the best of a painful lactation situation. But still, some semblance of adulthood! In celebration of this very funny movie milestone, Rogen phoned us this weekend. You and Zac Efron are so funny together in this film. When did you meet him and decide that he had the comic chops to pull off this film?