Suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth.Four everyday suburban guys (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup) come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood – and the world – from total extermination. Once again, Jonah Hill as an Oscar nominee? He will have that designation for the rest of his life no matter how many horrible movies he makes.Worse? The director of this movie is responsible for directing those horrible SNL Digital Shorts featuring Andy Samberg. This is his first major motion picture.
Originally entitled Neighborhood Watch, the film was retitled to The Watch after George Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman, killed Treyvon Martin.