Blockers

2018, Comedy, 1h 42m

229 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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Blockers puts a gender-swapped spin on the teen sex comedy -- one elevated by strong performances, a smartly funny script, and a surprisingly enlightened perspective. Read critic reviews

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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.

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  • May 16, 2019
    Agonizingly painful jokes, cringe-worthy gags but a surprising amount of sentiment and heart to admire; Blockers is a fair effort comedy with unnecessary and outlandish shticks tries too much to be for the teens and the adults simultaneously, making it uncomfortable at times. 2.8/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2018
    The interesting thing about Blockers is the biggest credit I can give to it is it's cast chemistry and it's surprisingly progressive views on sex. All of the people in the movie feel like actual humans with actual relationships. While the situations are extreme, their reactions all feel genuine. The three girls who make the pact actually feel like 3 girls who have been friends their whole lives, and the 3 parents actually feel like 3 parents with some degree of friendship but also a bit of a past. I liked how the parents were concerned around their kids but also unfiltered around each other, and I felt everyone reactions to the situations were real. And without getting into spoilers, while losing their virginity is the ultimate goal of the night for the girls and the parents ultimate goal is stopping it, the movie does go an interesting direction with the final resolution involving all parties that actually felt modern and real. Whereas something like American Pie feels like a male teenage fantasy of this sort of situation, Blockers actually feels like how it might actually play out with a few exaggerated situations, and I actually really respect the film for that. But is the film funny? Well...it's enjoyable enough to watch. I chuckled a few times, there were consistent smiles, and I enjoyed the journey. I guess there were some laughs, but as far as comedies go the laughs were actually pretty low. I'm ultimately giving Blockers a moderately positive rating because I really do respect what it was trying to do, and I did enjoy the experience overall with a wonderful cast to be around. But was it a laugh riot? Well, I'm sorry, no. There were some funny moments but not enough to give it true staying power as a great comedy.
    Michael M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2018
    THe first half of this film is very funny and offers a very different perspective on the pact film, American Pie inspired no doubt. This time the chemistry of the parents is the key here, and casting against type is what works very well, Cena is impressive with the comedy. The biggest issue with these films is the cliché model, this film can't escape the model and the final third descends into boring territory, ultimately robbing what is a very funny film. Cena is clever with the material, he is growing into one of the better crossovers, like The Rock. The young cast are very funny and play well together, the only issue is we have all seen teen comedies like this before and to be different you really need to play with the narrative to stand out. Good for a night in but not a classic to be revisited over time. 04/08/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2018
    From one of Hollywood's new screenwriter/producers of the Pitch Perfect series turned first-time director Kay Cannon, Blockers was a nice little fluff comedy rooted in a pretty familiar cause plaguing homes filled with graduating teenagers, which actually creates some good physical comedy to say the least. The Kehoe brothers, Jim and Brian, show their hand in their first big film. Not surprisingly, with Leslie Mann attached, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan (and probably a smidge of Judd Apatow) are present in the credits. If you pick this up for anything, let it be their track record. John Cena has done the complete opposite route of The Rock Dwayne Johnson. Instead of clamoring for major action pieces, Cena has gone the route of comedy more often than not. It suits him well. While his role as overbearing sports father is a little one dimensional, he plays the part with aplomb despite not having much range. Mann is always the rock-solid member of the cast in smaller films like this, and she rises again to the motherly role among some fresh, young actors from Cena to the kids they cast. Ike Barinholtz is mostly here for slapstick, but he nestles into his role quite easily having also been a veteran in comedy movies like this. While these three certainly are the bulk of why you see this movie, the three teens don't quite get to be seen enough to be the stars. Blockers is clearly built to have the adults as the main characters. The plot is pretty straightforward. Teenagers want to have sex on prom night and parents try to stop them once they learn of the plan. I would classify this as a soft comedy with sparks of smartness; it really touches on a myriad of different familial styles like single mothers, single fathers, and a traditional nuclear family. With some wisps of laugh-out-loud humor, a few goofy cameos, and a trio you can back from the start, Blockers is an enjoyable enough Sunday Funday film. It will leave you wondering what could have been had someone with more experience behind the pages and camera had made this film, but the skeleton is there.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer

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