Shockingly subversive and wickedly hilarious, Neighbors comments on black-and-whiteness in America with fearless intelligence. The take-no-prisoners comedy suggests that the complexities of race relations are almost too disturbing to consider--yet far too urgent to ignore.
The plot is surreal; the issues, real and damning. An upwardly mobile African American professor, his white wife and biracial daughter witness the arrival of new neighbors, a loud and raucous family of black entertainers, each friendly but with an edge of anger. In its scathing exploration of denial and satire of black entertainment from minstrelsy to hip hop, Neighbors makes clear that we do not live in a post-race America.