The Lengths We Go to Avoid Growing Up: Neighbors in Review

Earlier today my husband and I were finally able to see Neighbors, with Seth Rogan and Zac Efron. I had heard a lot of buzz about it, and I generally enjoy Seth Rogan films, so I was looking forward to the flick. As most of Rogan’s films, there was no shortage of vulgarity, however, behind all the sex, drugs, and hip-hop, there was heart.

Both actors portrayed young men in different stages of growing up. Efron’s character was about to graduate college, and Rogan’s was getting use to life with a baby. As you watch the film progress, you realize both characters are afraid of growing older and taking on more responsibilities. They continually find ways to act childish to hold on to those last moments of youth before the inevitability of adulthood takes hold. I won’t spoil it for you, but I really enjoyed the ending!

This is a struggle we can all relate to. We are either in the process of youth and edging closer to adulthood, or we are in adulthood wishing we were still youthful. We all desire to live in the fountain of youth forever. Free from care and responsibility. However, that is not how life works. We all must grow older. However, I don’t think we should fear it.

I am only a few months away from 30, and I have been a little freaked out by this terrifying fact. I will no longer be in my 20s. I will no longer be a young adult, I am will just be an adult. However, I have been learning that even though I am growing older, that does not mean my life is over. Yes, I no longer can stay up as late, and I now think about the consequences of driving fast, but I am enjoying the path in which my life is heading. I honestly like going to bed at a reasonable hour, and not getting speeding tickets.

My point is that Neighbors demonstrates to us that growing up may be scary, but it is part of life. We cannot live our lives in the past. We can only continue to look forward and know that the best is still yet to come, no matter how old we get. 🙂

8 thoughts on “The Lengths We Go to Avoid Growing Up: Neighbors in Review

  1. I’m glad you liked it. Haven’t had a chance to see it yet but I know what you mean. I am about to turn 34. 30’s is a different game than 20’s and I was surprised how hard the 30 was for me. I didn’t think it would be but there was a meltdown I’m not going to lie! Especially because I felt like an old maid.
    What’s hard for me is not growing up but feeling like I have grown up but my life is still the same. I know I am wiser, better, more grown up than I was 10 years ago but substantially my life isn’t that different. I’m still single, have a desk job, a roommate, still same weight etc. It’s kind of scary because I thought things would change more. You know?
    Well, congrats on the 30. It’s going to be an adventure!

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  2. I loved that movie! I Just turned 30 on my last birthday but am staring 31 into the face in just a couple months or so, and it’s just so weird! We 30-somethings are supposed to have it all together by now, right?!? I think I’ve realized the adults that came before me were realllllly good at pretending they knew what they were doing 😀


    • LOL I have come to believe the same thing! I always thought that by the time I was 30, I would have a high paying job, living in the Big City, and wearing Prada suits to work everyday. That is not even CLOSE to what my life is now! I live in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, I wear PC Penny’s to work! LOL


  3. I liked Neighbours a lot, and was pleasantly surprised by Zac Efron, who I had only ever seen in the High School Musical movies before. Even better, though, was Rose Byrne. She was good in Bridesmaids, but she just really looked like she was in her element in this one.

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