Review by Myla Tosatto
Every once in awhile a movie comes out and I’m not too sure if I want to see it or not. Perhaps the cast is unknown or unliked; or maybe the plot looks boring; or maybe the trailer doesn’t do the movie any justice in the least. The last seems to be what is going on with Blockers, the new movie directed by Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect films). The trailers do not make this broad teenage comedy look that funny. Having seen the movie, I understand why the commercials do not help Blocker’s case. Not many clips are suitable for general audiences. It is a gross out comedy with naughty language, nudity, and adult themes in the highest order. It doesn’t pussyfoot around its main subject (which can be derived from its title, in case you are wondering). The marketing isn’t all bad. Where the trailers fail, the logo makes up for it. And the movie? The movie is a laugh riot. Start to finish. In fact, I may need to go for a second viewing since I missed so many of the punch lines and one-liners in my first go from the audience laughing so hard.
Lisa (Leslie Mann), Mitchell (John Cena), and Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) are parents who love their daughters, but are looking out for what they believe is their best interests. Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), and Sam (Gideon Aldon) are high school seniors looking to have the best night of their teenage lives. Helping the girls along are Austin (Graham Phillips), Connor (Miles Robbins), Chad (Jimmy Bellinger), Angelica (Ramona Young), and their limo driver, Rudy (Colton Dunn). Sure, the girls make some missteps along the way, but they in no way measure the idiotic moves the three parents are making in the guise of helping their kids.
Did I mention that it was a gross out comedy? Good. If vomit and beer bongs in unconventional manners won’t freak you out, go see this movie. However, don’t go with your teenagers. You will be uncomfortable at what you laugh at in front of them and you certainly do NOT want to see what they find funny in this movie. And you and they will find stuff funny in this movie. A LOT of stuff.
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