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Neighbors Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Cathy Moriarty, Kathryn Walker

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Earl and Enid Keese (Belushi and Walker) are a bored and sedentary suburban couple who live on a quiet street on Staten Island. One day a pair of loud, happy-go-lucky swingers, Vic and Ramona (Aykroyd and Moriarty) move into the only other house on Bird Street. Earl finds them alternately irritating and enviable (voluptuous Ramona keeps trying to seduce him, for some reason), and eventually he loses his sanity. This 1981 film, Belushi's last, is based on the Thomas Berger novel, and is more unnerving than straight slapstick. It's a weird film that's hard to like, but it can grow on you.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




Earl (John Belushi) is a balding middle aged man with an unsatisfied wife (whose affair to her Native American mentor isn't a well kept secret). The house next door was empty until late one night Vic (Dan Aykroyd) and his sexy wife move in. Vic's carefree, obnoxious attitude drives Earl crazy throughout the movie and it seems like everyone is there just to anatagonize Belushi's character. It works, though, as this movie is hilarious from begining to end in one of the oddest comedies of Aykroyd's career.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alex Emborsky



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   adults acting eccentric    -   irritating stalker/helper How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor    -   Lot of humor, but significant serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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