Common Sense Note
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.
The Radners attempt to have sex and/or have it interrupted several times. Most of the sex scenes are semi-clothed, although usually you can see someone's butt or back. Couples are also shown making out and having sex at the fraternity parties, and there are frequent verbal sexual references. In one scene, an older woman uses a younger man's penis (obviously a prosthetic) as a necklace; male genitals (again prosthetics) are shown other times as well, and there's a shot of young men making molds of their penises (with the ultimate intent being to make sex toys from the molds). Lactating breasts are shown in an engorged state (not sexual); the idea is raised for an adult to nurse to help alleviate the situation.
Some of the pranks cause comedic, momentary injuries. At one point, one of Mac and Kelly's friends falls and breaks his leg in the frat house.
There's profanity in nearly every line of the movie. Most of the time "f--k" is used very casually, but there are also emotionally charged/angry uses of language including "f--k," "s--t," "c--t," "motherf---er," "p---y," "a--hole," "d--k," and more.
They might get a bit lost in all of the gross-out jokes, but there are positive messages about taking your college experience seriously and not just focusing on fraternity life and about realizing that life with a baby changes you, but that's not necessarily bad or sad -- just different.
Product references/placements include Subaru, Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, and a few baby items.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The fraternity party is full of drugs and alcohol. Although seniors might be over 21, there are definitely under-aged party-goers. There's drinking to excess, smoking pot, doing mushrooms, cocaine, and party drugs. Mac and Kelly participate in the substance use, even though she's breastfeeding (she gets rid of the tainted milk).