Movie review: Comedy of “Neighbors” aimed at bros it lampoons

May 8, 2014 12:06 PM

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It’s been 10 years since Todd Phillips’ “Old School” ushered in a new wave of raunchy manchild comedies, a decade which saw the rise of Judd Apatow, who directed and/or produced some really funny, surprisingly sweet stuff.

“Neighbors” is the bastard child of frat-house comedies like “Old School” and midlife crisis comedies like “This Is 40.” It’s successfully raunchy, sporadically funny and seldom sweet.

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