Laugh out loud potty humor, Blockers leaves you with a smile on your face.
Three girls meet in elementary school and quickly bond, creating a long lasting friendship. Their parents also become friends. Flash forward, it’s senior year and prom night. The girls make a pack to lose their virginity. But when the overprotective parents find out, they are determined to stop it from happening.
Hilarity ensues as the parents (played by Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz) set out chasing after their children, going from prom to after party and finally to a hotel. The teens have no idea their parents are following them in an effort to stop them from making the ‘biggest mistake of their lives.’
Prom night is a big rite of passage for teens. Parties, drinking and sex are pretty much the norm these days as students live it up one last time before graduation and college. The teens are really very normal. The pretty girl has a hot boyfriend, the sporty girl looks to find a way to get “rid” of her virginity and the closeted lesbian is afraid to share with her friends so she fakes it with a guy. It’s the parents who are crazy!
Lisa (played by Leslie Mann) is a single mom who thinks she’s her daughter’s best friend. But what happens when her daughter longs to escape mom’s friendship? Lisa worries her daughter will make the same mistake she did by having sex and getting trapped too early in life, giving up her dreams and sets out to stop her daughter. Many moms can relate to Lisa. We long to have a wonderfully close relationship with our children and sometimes step over a line.
Mitchell (played by John Cena) has been his daughter’s coach and biggest supporter. She’s a killer soccer player as well as strong and self-assured but as he realizes his daughter is turning into a woman, he balks at it, longing to keep her his little girl forever. He has a problem with her date, the “chef” who likes to bake drugs into everything and has a man bun. Cena is hilarious as the straight guy in the comedy. His nerdy persona allows him to be the “butt” of the jokes.
The final parent is Hunter (played by Ike Barinholtz). He’s divorced after being caught sleeping with the babysitter. Not close to his daughter, he seeks to provide her with the most memorable prom night ever and tries to stop Lisa and Mitchell from interfering. Ironically, Hunter is more in touch with his daughter than either of the other parents.
With nudity, swearing, sexual situations, drug use and potty humor, this movie isn’t for younger audiences, nor do I believe the teens will see this movie as hilarious as the parents. They can’t empathize with the parents who would do anything for their children. While a funny movie, it isn’t a blockbuster. Either go with the cheaper matinee or catch it on pay per view. But certainly one which will have you laughing out loud.
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