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Chicago, see Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising early and for free

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As is custom for most comedy sequels, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising finds a way to conveniently recycle the plot of its predecessor so that it can revisit the same beats and gags that audiences loved so much the first time. But when the original movie’s as enjoyable as Neighbors was, maybe that’s not such a bad thing? This time around, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne’s out-of-touch parents go head-to-head with a wild sorority trying to buck the sexist confines of greek life. Chloë Grace Moretz plays the diabolical head of Kappa Nu, joining a cast of familiar faces, including Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Ike Barinholtz, and Zac Efron, the latter returning to the “nightmarishly effective” role of conflicted frat boy Teddy.


Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising moves into theaters nationwide on May 20, but The A.V. Club and Universal have an opportunity for you to see it for free a few days early on Tuesday, May 17. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.

“Now that Mac (Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy (Efron) and his brothers ever dreamed of being.

Tired of their school’s sexist, restrictive system, the unorthodox ladies of Kappa Nu have decided to start a house where they can do whatever the hell they want. When Shelby (Moretz) and her sisters, Beth (Kiersey Clemons) and Nora (Beanie Feldstein), find the perfect place just off campus, they won’t let the fact that it’s located on a quiet street stand in their way of parties as epic as the guys throw.

Forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, the Radners—alongside best friends Jimmy (Ike Barinholtz) and Paula (Carla Gallo)—bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon. If he can infiltrate the sorority and charm his way through it, the thirtysomethings will shutter the Kappas’ home. But if they think that their neighbors are going down without a fight, they have severely underestimated the power of youthful ingenuity and straight-up crazy.”