Upon hearing the premise of this week’s comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising — in which a young married couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are terrorized for a second time by a houseful of loud college party animals wearing Greek letters — we’d bet one of your first reactions was, C’mon, really, wouldn’t they have just moved away from that campus after the first nightmare?
But as we see in the film — and our exclusive clip above — Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) do attempt to get the hell out of Dodge. In fact, very early in the movie, they sell their house to a lovely couple played by Sam Richardson and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. And just in time, too: That titular sorority (led by Chloë Grace Moretz) is about to raise some serious havoc.
There’s just one snag: Before the sale is final, the house is “in escrow” for 30 days. If you’ve never dabbled in real estate, you, like Mac and Kelly, may have no clue what that means. In the words of Wendy the Realtor (Linda Cackowski), “It’s very simple. Escrow is a 30-day period where the buyer of the new house gets to do inspections and what not, and assuming everything goes well and nothing changes with the living situation that will, you know, spook them or something, you close. Okay?” (So in other words, they’re f–ked.)
See, the Neighbors movies aren’t just hilarious, they’re educational, too.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opens Friday.