There are no plans for the release of "The Interview" in Japan anytime soon, but fans of Seth Rogen who are looking for a fix in the interim could do worse than checking out "Neighbors," a comedy that feels like a mash-up of two old John Belushi films: "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978) and "Neighbors" (1981).

Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne) are a young couple with an infant daughter who face every homeowner's worst nightmare: a fraternity moving in next door.

The twist is that the parents consider themselves "cool," and, not wanting to be adult squares, they share a spliff with party-animal frat president Teddy (Zac Efron) and request that he give them a little consideration, which he vaguely agrees to. Several nights of blaring music and drug-fueled madness later, the Radners call the cops, which sets off a grudge match with Teddy that escalates to ridiculously extreme proportions.

Screenwriters Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen lay on the bro humor pretty thick, and while it's not as brilliant as their previous stuff ("Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), they do hit a few wicked highs here.

DirectorNicholas Stoller
Opensnow showing