The messages that films evoke say a great deal about the current state of our society. In recent years summer films have highlighted fantasy and riveting special effects that enable audiences to escape--for two hours or so--the routine humdrum of daily life during the "school free" months. Although summer blockbuster films are sometimes engrossing, I am more often drawn to "little" summer films that underscore our joys and fears. One such film is the recently released, Neighbors, by director Nicholas Stoller. The reviews of Neighbors have been mostly positive. Here are a few of them.
Joe Williams of The St Louis Post Dispatch says: "It's a party where we want to stay, until we're dragged out kicking and screaming."