The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Dave Johnson is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife, Gemma, gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town. Their opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin's gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon; their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons could be good for the community; and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he ...
The concept is definitely there; black man gets quirky friendly white neighbour thats eager to become friends black man shows contempt towards him at the beginning and gradually they learn to get along, throw in a couple jokes about race and thats the show for ya.
My problem lies with the script not suiting the actors, it makes the acting very placid and difficult to watch, sure you get whats going on and a point is made however, its not entertaining, sure cedrics a bit funny sometimes but he's also bad at acting out the serious scenes and comes across mildly sarcastic at those times. watch something like seinfeld better use of time
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