Blockers Review

Fellow movie-goers: Blockers is a laugh out loud till soda comes out your nose kind of movie.

Here’s the premise: Three parents (Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz) discover that their kids (Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Adion) have made a sex pact to lose their virginity on prom night; so they set out to do anything and everything they can to stop them.

When I was younger, there was Porky’s, later came American Pie, this generation’s version is Blockers. In this version, it is told from the girl’s perspective, and it is just as funny as its predecessor.  Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Adion do an outstanding job stepping into this pivotal role we have seen guys do a million times, they deliver the heart all the way, from first love to wanting independence, they give us the female perspective of that moment you are moving from teen to a adulthood and the emotions you feel.

The comedy comes largely from the parents, who stop at nothing to keep their kids pure and from making what they feel are life changing mistakes. While Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz all do a great job, it is John Cena who garnishes most of the laughs, Cena is the emotional Dad, who cries at every moment, from his daughter first going to school to her last day at school, he is put in many situations that leads to the films funniest moments (Butt chugging scene was one of the best.)

I do recommend Blockers, but remember it is a very hard R rating, this is dealing with a very adult subject and they do not hold back, so not recommended for a family outing.

Russell Lockhart



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