An entertaining examination of growing up vs. growing old and how neither is necessarily the right thing to do. Ultimately it is Belushi and Aykroyd that make the picture work. Due to their perceived collaboration presence, "Neighbors" was in fact a "hit or miss" among critics and fans. The first hour of "Neighbors" is probably more fun than the second, if only because the plot developments come as a series of surprises. After a while, the bizarre logic of the movie becomes more predictable. The films genius is in the casting. Originally, Belushi and Aykroyd were supposed to play each others roles, Dan as the stuck up suburbanite with John as the crazy neighbor. I think the switch is what makes Neighbors unique and is a fitting testament to the actor's abilities of playing against type. Neighbors has a number of mildly surprising spurts of amusement, but as a whole, it still lacks a consistent vision at its core. Neighbors uses Belushi and Aykroyd to push the dark comedy motif into strange corners. Sadly, the best reason I can recommend it is to see Belushi giving his last ever role his all.
VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)