to think that "Bad Neighbours" is one of the worst movies ever made?!

(15 Posts)
maddy68 Sun 11-May-14 09:43:13

I loved it. But then again I knew what sort of film it was so wasn't surprised. I thought it was very funny childish sense of humour

Pipbin Sun 11-May-14 09:43:08

Everytime I see the trailer it puts me on edge about the reality of living next door to people like that in real life. We've put up with ie 5 years.

I agree. The trailer has been all over the TV in the last few weeks and I've found it putting me on edge too.

Notfastjustfurious Sun 11-May-14 09:28:28

Totally agree, the film is totally reliant on swearing and how many times they could get fuck into a scene. Even dh was unimpressed and childish stuff is very much his thing. The baby was the best actress of the lot. Yet the reviews were great, somebody must have paid the critics.

SqutterNutBaush Sun 11-May-14 09:18:51

The baby was very cute, I think I sniggered maybe once or twice at most.

Maybe I had a SOH failure last night grin

Lemiserableoldgimmer Sun 11-May-14 08:57:44

Saw it last night and yes, it was fucking terrible.

However, I did laugh about 8 times so don't feel completely fleeced. I also thought the baby was utterly A D O R A B L E and could watch the whole shite film again just because of her.

The 'milking' scene also made me laugh - how often are a pair of veiny lactating breasts to be found on character who's supposed to be gorgeous and sexy?

SqutterNutBaush Sun 11-May-14 08:28:29

Birds, its not that I don't like his style, I'm not a fan of all his stuff but did like him in Superbad, knocked up and another film that I can't remember (I think he works in some sort of electrical warehouse?). I'm not a fan but have been hearing how funny it was and the person I was going with fancied it so we went along.

Should've known though that a film heavily featuring weed/partying may appeal more to my brother than me, I hadn't even seen an advert for it tbh.

I'm 27 and generally have quite a good sense of humour (if not a bit dark) but this was just not funny.

AnnaLegovah Sun 11-May-14 08:19:25

But I'm pretty sure people like us aren't the target demographic.

I like Seth Rogen, I don't understand why you would go to see this film, if you don't like his style of comedy, very strange tbh.

I liked "the sitter", but this film was a step to far.

I have found that more and more US films are using, it being ok to commit child neglect if you suddenly decide that having a baby/babysitting isn't what you thought it would be.

You hear of some shocking incidences of how children/babies have died from wilful neglect in the US, that I wonder if Media Makers should be thinking more deeply about this subject.

AnnaLegovah Sun 11-May-14 08:16:45

What upsets me about the film is that we have bad neighbours like Zac Efron's character (cant stand him anyway) who will undoubtedly see the film and think its hilarious. I get that its a comedy but not so funny when you're living it real life.

Everytime I see the trailer it puts me on edge about the reality of living next door to people like that in real life. We've put up with ie 5 years.

BastardDog Sun 11-May-14 08:11:14

My 13yo dd was asking to go and see this yesterday. It's a 15 rating so I said no. Thank goodness I did.

SqutterNutBaush Sun 11-May-14 08:10:55

I know I'm taking it far to seriously and would hope that no one takes parenting advice from a movie, I just couldn't help but think that it was a bit odd trying to make laughs from borderline neglect.

I think it was just a truly awful "storyline" so I had to find something to do and apparently analyzing their parenting was about as interesting as it got grin

Shocking acting throughout, I really shouldnt take my teen brothers advice on comedy movies (not after the bloody Hangover!)

ComposHat Sun 11-May-14 08:06:06

Anyway it was just a shockingly bad movie about how bad and boring it is being a parent displaying some borderline neglect along the way, great message to send out to young teenagers.

YANBU to fond it a bad film (it stars Seth Rogen, that is a handy sign that the film will be puerile, lowest common denominator gross out pap)

YABU to expect it to fulfil the remit of a public information film or to offer a how to guide to parenting.

If anyone, even a yoing teenager, is using this as their sole source on how to bring up a child, then they are either dim or pretty fucking feckless in the first place.

The makers of this film have no moral obligation to demonstrate how to bring up a child anymore than the makers of sylvester snd tweerie pie do for animal welfare.

SqutterNutBaush Sun 11-May-14 07:45:18

Oh yup forgot about that, they rush to A&E only to be approached by a doctor who proclaims "your daughter has HIV (pause) is how bad this could've been but the condom was unused"

Oh how hilarious hmm

BobTheFly Sun 11-May-14 07:42:42

Doesn't the baby eat a used condom too? Fake I know but still.

SqutterNutBaush Sun 11-May-14 07:34:37

Okay I wasn't expecting much what with Seth whathisface and the dull mannequin that is Zac Effron being it but given the reviews from online and friends, we thought we'd give it a go. It was bloody awful from start to finish!

granted its suppose to be a light hearted comedy and we possibly took it to seriously but from what I gather it was a movie about a middle age couple, mourning their interesting life which has now become incredibly dull thanks to their 7 month old daughter so they try to "get down" with the frat boys next door but it all goes wrong.

There were a few odd behaviours along the way that actually made me cringe:

1. The parents trying to have sex whilst their baby was in its baby walker in the same room

2. The parents grabbing the baby monitor and heading through to a frat party, getting so wasted on mushrooms/drink/weed that they don't return until the next morning (baby asleep in house, this happens twice)

3. The mother constantly telling her daughter or anyone who'll listen she's bored and moaning everytime her daughter wakes up

4. At one point Effron threatens that their 7month old will grow up watching frat boys next doors "and we"all be watching right back, until one day shes old enough".

I actually think I'd injure some who said that about my baby!

5. Constantly swearing (motherfucker, cunt, fuck being some small examples) whilst with the child and not once interacting with it

Anyway it was just a shockingly bad movie about how bad and boring it is being a parent displaying some borderline neglect along the way, great message to send out to young teenagers confused

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