Blockers surrounds three high school girls who are best friends that make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Once their parents catch wind of this, they are determined to stop their daughters from making this mistake and get into tons of shenanigans along the way.
I’ve heard a bunch of good things about this film, but raunchy comedies aren’t exactly my cup of tea. This one though is enjoyable. Something I really enjoyed was that there is a good amount of screen time given to the teens in the film, not just on their parents, which helps solidify the closeness the girls have. Geraldine Viswanathan, who plays John Cena’s daughter, was the stand out of the teens, though the other two girls also did a great job. For the parents, I would say Ike Barinholtz stood out because he had the most backstory to him, though Leslie Mann was great and so was John Cena, though I did find his scenes uneven at times.
The comedy was hit or miss for me, but there were more hits than misses. I also was impressed that they handled the whole sex thing more maturely than I thought they would. Because while the parents did want to cock block their daughters, there was a deeper meaning for doing so. I also want to commend the director, Kay Cannon, on her successful directorial debut. From the positive press and good box office so far, I’m sure she’ll get many more projects coming her way.
I give Blockers a B.