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When three parents discover their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. As nonstop helicoptering struggles with awkwardly letting go, the well-meaning trio shares in the raucous comedy that accompanies their kids' biggest step into adulthood.
Comedy - This is a very crude and raunchy comedy that centers around teenage
girls wanting to lose their virginity, so parents should be warned
about the non-stop sex talk, strong language, and crude gags, not to
mention teen drinking and drug use. Fans of adult leads Leslie
Mann, John Cena,
and Ike Barinholtz will be pleased.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 2 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity; sex talk by teens. VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and drug use by teens. ACTION: A car crash and explosion. COMEDY: Constant crude and raunchy gags, both verbal and physical.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ... laughing more than I often do at Hollywood-produced "comedies” while admiring the craft that gives buoyancy to the humor (credit director Kay Cannon and her screenwriters, Brian and Jim Kehoe), while grounding it with a relatable subtext.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average The film is undeniably funny... "Blockers" is about six movies in one, and only about four of them work. It's the kind of comedy one could stumble upon late at night on HBO and thoroughly enjoy, but it strains under the weight of its tonal inconsistencies in a movie theater.
NY PostFull Review Below Average "Blockers” director Kay Cannon was responsible for the hilarious "Pitch Perfect” movie series. And she and screenwriter brothers Brian and Jim Kehoe have peppered this film with a few great jokes, mostly delivered by the creepy-in-a-good-way Barinholtz as a distant dad.
Rolling StoneFull Review Good ...the movie lays on the raunch, and there are more gut-busting laughs than you can count. But no one gets objectified or patronized. ...Cannon rarely loses the human touch as she keeps the physical comedy in hyperdrive.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 31 moviegoers:
TEENS: The two females enjoyed "Blockers" very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Both the males and females loved it.
ADULTS: These reviews are very mixed. Just over half the males either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, about 45% felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). As for the ladies, 40% loved it with another 20% enjoying it very much. Like the males, a large percentage felt it was only an "average" movie, with a few rating it even lower.
Lisa (LESLIE MANN), Mitchell (JOHN CENA) and Hunter (IKE BARINHOLTZ) are
thrown together by fate-or rather their daughters becoming fast friends on the
first day of kindergarten. As their inseparable girls grow into ride-or-die
young adults, the trio of parents becomes de facto commiserates, sharing in
their kids' special moments, from birthdays and teen heartaches to first dances
and now prom.
Their personalities are as different as their parenting styles: Single mom Lisa
and daughter Julie (KATHRYN NEWTON) are more
like besties who share everything with each other. Hard-core athlete and doting
dad Mitchell puts in his blood, sweat and tears into rearing Kayla (GERALDINE
VISWANATHAN) with wife Marcie (SARAYU BLUE) and keeping Kayla on the right track. After an ugly divorce,
slightly unhinged Hunter dips in and out of life with daughter Sam (GIDEON ADLON)...only to crash her prom night with the goal of making her
After stumbling upon a series of suggestive text messages that reveal a sex pact
among the young women, the unlikely trio joins forces on a misguided mission to
their daughters from making what they believe is the biggest mistake of their
lives. But over the course of a wild night of car chases, butt-chugging contests
and party crashing, they begin to see their daughters as the smart, determined
and empowered young women they knew they'd become all along.