Sunday, April 8, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW: BLOCKERS
Julie, Kayla and Sam are three high school seniors who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Lisa, Mitchell and Hunter are three overprotective parents who flip out when they find out about their daughters' plans. They soon join forces for a wild and chaotic quest to stop the girls from sealing the deal -- no matter what the cost.
Director: Kay Cannon
Cast: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Geraldine Viswanathan, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying, and some graphic nudity
Runtime: 1h 42min
Blockers is a new entry in the raunchy coming of age teen comedies in the vein of Porky’s, Superbad and American Pie. Flipping the script by focusing on 3 girls instead of horny teen boys makes for an interesting take. It helps that director Kay Cannon has a cast that shares excellent chemistry and sport some strong comedic chops. The trio of teen actresses are particularly impressive which is a big win for the movie overall. If they weren’t as strong the movie would be a lot less effective and funny. Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena are just as funny across the board which isn’t a big surprise. They make for an unlikely trio but it works with each playing well off each other. John Cena, in particular, shines by displaying some great comedic timing even though he looks like a Cro-Magnon caveman. The film is filled with all the filthy jokes you’d expect from the genre and most are sharply written. Ultimately, the film’s message is decidedly sweet and thoughtful even though it’s wrapped in a naughty shell.