Blockers movie poster

Just passable gross-out comedy, in which three obsessive parents (Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz) — all far more repulsed by the thought of lost virginity than their respective begats — combine forces to cockblock their daughters on prom night. As it must in all Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg productions, the air is steeped in pot smoke, blithe insouciance on the part of the screenwriters (in this case, Brian & Jim Kehoe), and an obligatory penis cameo. Unless one counts Mann’s random discovery of her daughter’s college acceptance letter while ostensibly in search of an evening wrap, there’s not much in the way of structured storytelling. Mann and Barinholtz are old pros when it comes to this type of raunchy shenanigans, while Cena proves he’s more of a good sport than a likely actor. On a positive note, this will probably best be remembered for giving the lusty trio of female offspring the ultimate power of post-formal hotel room-veto. 2018.

Scott Marks

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