In Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, grown men plot an Ocean's Eleven-worthy heist to pilfer marijuana from teenage girls, those same teenage girls bemoan the rapey state of America's Greek-life system, a man in a clown costume bastes Zac Efron in brisket juice, and a married couple answers the question, "What happens when you experience morning sickness during sex?"
Neighbors 2 is a miracle.
Comedy sequels rarely work. They either repurpose every gag from the first movie (The Hangover Part II, Airplane II) or diverge too far from the original's successful formula (remember Evan Almighty?). Neighbors 2 is equal proportions callbacks and ante-upping, a large-scale sitcom that imagines how two real-time years would totally transform its characters.
Seth Rogen and director Nicholas Stoller's movie sags hard when it goes back to the well -- let's break up another college party! -- but when it's investigating relationships, friendships, and America's wack social structure, it's hilarious and poignant. Never before has pelting a married man with used tampons had such an impact. Neighbors is rated R for "going there."
But is it for you? Ask yourself some tough questions.