blockers

★★★★

Director: kay canon (debut)

Starring: John cena, leslie mann, ike barinholtz, and kathryn newton


REVIEWER: Lyall Carter

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.

Blockers is one of those rare beasts that tackles two very different themes and generally pulls it off pretty well with a few belly laughs along the way.

Its a basic kinda story. On prom night three girls decide that they want to have sex before going off to college. Their parents discover the plan and plan to do whatever it takes to stop them from going through with it. 

Now Blockers is funny with a bit of cringe humour thrown in for good measure. And you laugh because the characters and the situations that they find themselves in come across as so darn real. The whole cast are outstanding. 

Also what makes Blockers work is the themes that run through it adding to this feeling of authenticity. There are very few movies that explore a teenage girls sexuality as honestly as Blockers. Whether parents or society like it or not girls want to explore their sexuality just as much as the boys. Blockers lays out the reality of a teenage girls life in 2018 with all the pressures that go along with it. 

Blockers also does a stellar job at examining the old mid life crisis. But again, not in a cliched, polished, Hollywood way. Just raw and simple. 

Blockers is one of those rare beasts that tackles two very different themes and generally pulls it off pretty well with a few belly laughs along the way.

★★★★

Blockers is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital from all good disc and digital retailers. 

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