Blockers

Photo Source: Universal Pictures

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. – Universal Pictures

Blockers was directed by Kay Cannon in her directorial debut and written by Brian Kehoe.

2018 has been a good year for comedies so far. Both Game Night and Blockers have been fresh takes on the genre. Blockers is a hilarious and laugh out loud funny movie. But the best part is that Blockers is a perfect comedy for the family. An 18-year-old and a 40-year-old are both likely to enjoy this movie. Blockers is a blend of the classic coming of age teen sex comedy and a Bad Moms type of comedy. The most shocking part of Blockers is that a movie about teen sex, packs a lot of heart and touches on some serious parenting issues.

Blockers is a run of the mill prom night comedy but it’s the emotional undertones it adds such as discovering your sexuality and learning to let your kids be adults that really cements it as a fresh new take on the coming of age teen sex genre.

The leads of Blockers bring some serious laughs to this movie. The adult leads, John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz along with their daughters, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan and Gideon Adlon are fantastic and work incredibly well together. Seriously, everyone in this movie made me laugh but I have to give the most props to John Cena and Geraldine Viswanathan, who plays his daughter. John Cena is a comedy power house and the man deserves some serious respect considering that he isn’t a traditional actor in the since that he started in wrestling. Cena does slapstick and deadpan, he’ll be the next Rock. I’ve never seen Geraldine Viswanathan in anything before but she is absolutely hilarious, she is easily the funniest person in the movie. Her delivery on the jokes couldn’t be better. Ike Barinholtz consistently made me laugh and just about everyone else did. Be prepared to laugh when seeing Blockers. 

Blockers is the perfect blend of comedy and heart and is currently sitting on the throne as the best comedy of 2018 in my opinion. My review here really isn’t doing much justice but I promise you, you won’t stop laughing watching Blockers and might even get a warm and fuzzy feeling after.

I give Blockers a 9 out of 10, would watch again.

“Prom night, huh?”

 

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