Good fences, Robert Frost once wrote, make good neighbours. But when the new arrivals next door are a bunch of horny, booze-loving frat boys, you’re probably going to need more than that. Force field technology would be good. For new parents Mac and Kelly Radner, their first tactic is to try to win over the frat with charm and the power of a cute baby. Check out the clip from Bad Neighbours below.
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne star as Mac and Kelly, a married couple dealing with the transition from their carefree younger days to the responsibilities that arrive with a child. Their domestic bliss is nonetheless shattered when the fraternity begins to hold massive, noisy parties into the wee hours of the night.
Though the couple tries to be cool with their young newcomers, eventually things descend into all-out prank war as Teddy (Zac Efron), the frat president, decides to feud with the couple when they complain about the noise.
With Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller calling the shots from a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien (along with lots of improv from the cast), Bad Neighbours (which is apparently how it’s really spelled in the UK, in defiance of the laws of grammar and nature) also features Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Carla Gallo and Jason Mantzoukas. It’s out here on May 9.