Comedy is the genre that has changed the most over the last hundred years. What used to pass for funny is now tired and what people find funny nowadays would offend the comedic performers from the twenties and thirties. Blockers follows three teenage girls who have made a sex pact on their prom night, but not if their parents have anything to say about it. Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz play the misguided parents who try to stop their children from engaging in inappropriate behavior. The comedy plays well here and all three leads do a great job of expressing their frustration at the challenges of raising teenagers and the distance they feel. The film is also surprisingly warm in dealing with the teenagers’ attempts to maintain their friendship despite their impending graduation.
There were a lot of funny scenes in this movie, but some were a little traumatizing and it might be a while before I can watch it again.
Full credit to John Cena for putting his back into this one, he has proven his worth as an actor here, so I give this one…
4 out of 5