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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [2016] [ R] - 7.6.10



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Immature parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) confront the wild freshman leader (Chloë Grace Moretz) of a new party-loving sorority next door. The sorority declares war on the family and escalates their partying as their neighbors attempt to stop them with harebrained schemes. Also with Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Ike Barinholtz, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Dave Franco. Directed by Nicholas Stuller. [1:32]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A husband lies on a bed in close-up (we see his upper chest) while his clothed wife sits astride him thrusting. A husband lies on his back, nude while his wife straddles him and thrusts with a large pregnant belly and wearing a cheerleader outfit (her skirt covers the man's abdomen, hips and upper thighs); the camera cuts to the still-clothed wife on her back as the husband stands and thrusts at her (her skirt and the bed obscures him from the waist down and we see his bare chest).
 A shirtless man wearing sweatpants (we see his chest and back) dances on a platform at a tailgate party after another man picks up a roasting beef roast and squeezes hot grease on him; he is not burned and he dances and gyrates, doing many pelvic thrusts as many 18-year-old women scream, cheer and draw near to stare with wide eyes, and the man pulls off the sweatpants to reveal short-shorts and bare thighs as he continues to dance and women cheer and the camera cuts to his back at knee level as his testicles drop down into sight and the women scream and a man stares, saying the dancer has large genitals.
 In dozens of scenes, a toddler girl carries a penis-shaped sex aid, holding it so it looks like it grows out of her face in one scene; in another scene, the sex aid is dressed in a Barbie princess outfit and a glittery crown and the little girl gives the sex aid to her newborn sister. A woman holds a large penis-shaped sex aid with testicles up to her new born infant son and shakes it. A man tells another man and his wife that his own wife has a sex aid that is black.
 A man pours water over a few women's shirts to expose their breasts and nipples at a sorority party. Over 50 college women wearing skimpy bikinis lounge in a yard (we see a few bare buttocks, cleavage and bare abdomens); as the homeowner leaves for work, the women pull off his shirt and trousers, revealing his bare chest, abdomen and thighs. An outdoor scene shows a close-up of the buttocks of several women wearing tight clothing and the camera pans to show men taking photos of the buttocks. Several women shake their behinds in close-up at the camera at a tailgate party. Men and women at a tailgate party dance and gyrate to music. A sorority promotional video shows a dozen women wearing skimpy bikinis, revealing cleavage and bare thighs. A video shows women wearing cut off tops revealing bare abdomens and short-shorts as they twerk with their backs to the camera and "$20" appears in bright numbers over each of their rear ends. Several young women wear short dresses that bare cleavage and bare legs up to the mid-thigh. A husband lies nude on a bed, face up, and paper money covers his stomach, abdomen, hip area and thighs; he rolls his eyes in ecstasy as his wife throws more money onto him. A woman with very large breasts wears a midriff revealing blouse and when she laughs her breasts bounce. A man wears short-shorts and has muscles painted in black on his chest, arms, and abdomen. Women wear halter tops, tube tops, cut off tops, and short shorts or mini-dresses that all reveal cleavage, most of their thighs and bare legs.
 A man proposes to another man and places a ring on his finger; they embrace and kiss. A man and a woman briefly kiss goodnight.
 A man staggers, slurs his words and says that he was "roofied" (drank punch laced with Rohypnol) at a sorority party; he says, "So if anyone wants to have sex with him (he looks at a male friend), tonight's the night." A woman asks another woman if she has ever emailed a photo of a guy's rear end, and the second woman says no. At a frat party, a neon penis sign includes the words "Stairway to Heaven" on the house staircase to the bedrooms; three women look horrified and leave.
 Two fathers hold babies, one boy and one girl and the man with the boy talks for him to the girl, laughing and saying, "I'm going to [F-word deleted] you," and the other man laughs. A woman tells two girlfriends that she has made love to two men; one of the others says she has done everything there is to do with a man and her Dad gave her a rape whistle. A man says that he invented a phone app that makes a penis look bigger. A sorority has a loud party for their leader and a celebration sign reads that she lost her virginity. A man in a meeting says that he and a woman at the meeting once had sex. A woman in a sorority meeting says, "We live in a sexist society."

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A pregnant woman says that something happened, the camera cuts to a view between her knees from the back and we see a pink and red baby's foot and leg hanging between her legs.
 A large group of college women throw dozens of used tampons at the window of their neighbor's house; a male friend asks one of the women where they got the fake blood and she says it is real blood and real used tampons as the man next door opens the window and is struck in the face with a bloody tampon; the man's toddler daughter picks one of the used tampons up and swings it around by the string.
 A woman hides in the backseat of a man's car, she pops up and shouts to scare him and he hits the brakes throwing her through the windshield and onto the street; she gets up from the street cursing, but seems uninjured, although we hear shattering glass and see it cover part of the pavement and many bikini-clad women (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) surround the car and the man's wife hoses them with a garden hose to make them disperse. A man wearing a red clown wig laughs maniacally and blows an air horn as he chases women back and forth, but a woman slaps him hard in the face and he falls onto his back. A man walks across a fiery cooking grill and a towel around his neck catches fire; he throws it on the pavement and is not injured. Three women tell two men at a party to leave, pushing them out the door. A pregnant woman at a party bends over in pain, and then stands up and says that she feels fine.
 Two police officers break into the apartments of drug dealers (please see the Substance Use category for more details), pointing guns and shouting; one officer tasers a man who shudders and falls and we see sparks.
 Two men take bedbug filled clothing to a sorority where the occupants are loud, and toss many pieces of the clothing into the open windows; we see tarps covering the house the next morning for fumigation purposes.
 A wife straddling her prone husband on their bed says that she is pregnant and gags, burps several times and vomits a lot of yellowish vomitus on the man's face and he grimaces. A man in a garage sits on a large bucket with a roll of toilet paper in his hand and says he has to "poop" (we see part of his thighs under a long tailed shirt).
 A man tries to zip line from a balcony and falls hard onto a table, breaking it, but is unhurt. A man in an office screams and runs, falling over a desk full of papers and breaking the desk and spilling the papers over the floor, and then runs around a corner. A man at a desk screeches three times as a woman shouts at him and clicks staples into his shoulder three times; another woman and a man shout at him and he cowers. Three women fall backwards down a staircase, unharmed. A woman hangs from a chandelier, falls, hits the floor and looks unharmed. A man falls on a loaded picnic table and smashes it, scattering its contents, but he is unhurt. A woman pulls a phone landline out of a wall and falls hard on her back, but is uninjured. A woman and a man shout loudly and curse at each other. A woman locks two men in a garage; one man throws a dumbbell at the door and it comes back to hit him in the shoulder and he falls while the other man throws a barbell weight at it and it comes back to knock him down, hitting his chest; one man gets on a bike and rides into the door and falls to the floor, the men remove airbags from the automobile and jump on them and one man slams into the ceiling and falls while the other man slams into the garage door and breaks it down (neither man is injured, but both look dazed).
 A man mentions that another man's pregnant wife, and an onlooker says, "Yes, another Jew in the oven." A man and a woman scratch itches as they sit with another couple in a restaurant, explaining that they have bedbugs at home and the other couple gasps. A man tells another man that a third man was killed by a bus. A man tells several people that he has a criminal record from fraternity pranks and has difficulty finding work. Women at a tailgate party shout and chase two men who riffle through a sorority's stash of garbage bags filled with marijuana and steal a bag (please see the Substance Use category for more details). Two men argue loudly as one man moves out of their apartment, angry and upset. Several loud arguments occur between a husband and his wife, and the couple and a group of college woman living next door.

PROFANITY 10 - About 128 F-words and its derivatives, 14 sexual references, 28 scatological terms, 15 anatomical terms, 15 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, crazy, fools, dumb, monkey suit, idiots, psychopath, weird, joke, douche-y, drifter, murderer, drug-rolling teenagers, old people, ho', Mr. White Man, Eminem), exclamations (Oh my ...), 7 religious profanities (GD), 13 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, God, Jesus Christ, Holy [F-word deleted], Holy [scatological term deleted], Jesus). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man and an 18-year-old girl drink drugged punch and their lips go numb from Rohypnol (date rape drug) that's in it (they slur their words and lick each other's tongues), a man throws several bongs out of a window to hide them and he tells his wife that a lingering smell is bong water smell, a man mentions wanting to smoke marijuana (he does not do so and we see none of the drug), a man says that he once let his toddler chew a nugget of marijuana, several college women at a party sit around a bong and hold the several long hoses running from it (they do not light or smoke a drug and we see no drug), two police officers raid drug dealers' apartments in a few scenes (we see several huge bags of marijuana on a coffee table, but no one is smoking), a woman forces a younger woman to throw away a large marijuana cigarette, a man finds three younger men smoking marijuana and shouts loudly at them that drugs are not allowed and forcing them to throw away the drugs, a woman in a video smokes a huge marijuana cigarette, a man and three women smoke marijuana cigarettes in a sorority house living room, a sorority plans to sell marijuana at a campus tailgate party until the drug is stolen (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), and a man envisions a huge green marijuana leaf on a bag of the drug and he throws handfuls of marijuana into a crowd of college students who shout and cheer. A woman drinks glowing liquid from a hose extending from the groin area of a man, a close-up shows a man pouring liquor down a woman's throat from the bottle, beer bottles are seen on a poker table (no one is shown drinking), a woman at a sorority party tells visitors that the party has beer (we don't see it) and mock-tails in punch cups, a few empty beer bottles and beer cans are seen on tables in a few scenes, several party scenes and a tailgate scene feature many men and women dancing and shouting while drinking from bottles and cups, 18-year-old women in a video pour a bottle of vodka over a half-dozen shot glasses and the table under the glasses, two couples sit at a restaurant table with partially empty short glasses of whiskey and mixed cocktails (no one is shown drinking), two pregnant women are shown with alcoholic drinks, three men drink glasses of champagne, and a man asks another man if men ever celebrate with beer when a daughter loses her virginity and the other man says no.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Feminism, sexism, chauvinism, gender inequality, sororities and fraternities, body image, self-esteem, objectification of individuals, underage drinking, date rape drug, predatory sex, independence, friendship, parenthood, conflict and compromise, gay marriage, drinking alcohol and using drugs while pregnant, growing up, making decisions, women rejecting predatory males.

MESSAGE - Millennial women are removing themselves from male domination. Bad neighbors inspire bad decisions.

Special Keywords: S7 - V6 - P10 - MPAAR

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