My expectations are always low when I go to see a movie like Blockers. It looked like raunchy, stupid, situational, and just gross humor. Sometimes that is OK. Therefore, I gave it a shot.
The film is about three parents who band together to try to prevent their three daughters from having sex on prom night.
The movie was directed by Kay Cannon and the noteworthy cast includes Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gina Gershon, Ramona Young, Gary Cole, and Hannibal Buress.
Blockers is raunchy, funny, stupid, and disgusting.
Some of the crazy nauseating things that went on in this movie kind of makes me worry for millennials and any generation after them. I am not sure if this is a sign that I am getting older or if each generation is getting grosser and more messed up. Either way, I have generally been OK with sick humor, but sick humor these days, is just getting disgusting and out of hand.
Besides being overly gross, the movie actually had a somewhat positive message. There were a number of laugh out loud moments, if you are a fan of sick humor.
On a comedy level, the movie was entertaining. Sometimes you just need stupid humor. The movie was very predictable, but that did not take away from the comedy.
This is definitely not a film to see with your kids or your parents. It is also one of those movies that people will have trouble admitting to others that they thought it was funny.
There was a bit of unnecessary nudity, but what would you expect from a movie called Blockers? It was everything you would expect from a movie of this genre. Foul language throughout mixed in with all kinds of inappropriateness. You cannot walk into a movie like this and expect anything different.
John Cena and Leslie Mann were both actually quite funny in Blockers. Ike Barinholtz also had his moments.
The adults in the movie were funnier than the teenagers. The teenage actors in the movie were easily forgettable, in fact. That was a little disappointing. Often, it is movies like this one that help to boost a young person’s acting career. People find them to be funny and then all of a sudden they start popping up in everything.
The film premise of parents trying to prevent their kids from having sex, is a good message. However, they made it as dirty as they could by calling it Blockers. As messed up as the movie gets at times, there is still an underline moral to the story.
I rate this movie a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10.
If you liked this film then you might also enjoy:
Knocked Up (2007)
The 40-year-Old Virgin (2005)
Daddy’s Home (2015)
Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Road Trip (2000)
The Wedding Crashers (2005)
The Hangover (2009)
Old School (2003)
Step Brothers (2008)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
This is 40 (2012)
The Change-Up (2011)
Stealing Harvard (2002)
Orange County (2002)
Big Daddy (1999)
Due Date (2010)
Due Date engulfed me in laughter. It was one hysterical moment after another. Just when I thought I could not laugh any longer, I giggled and then laughed harder and longer than before.
The film is a sort of new-age Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987). Peter (Robert Downey Jr.) is leaving Atlanta and trying to return to his nearly birthing wife (Michelle Monaghan) in Los Angeles. Everything is going smoothly until Peter bumps into Ethan (Zach Galifianakis). Peter ends up stuck traveling across the country with Ethan desperately trying to be in the delivery room when his baby arrives.
The chemistry and timing between Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis is hysterical. The way that their personalities play off of each other is brilliant. Robert Downey Jr. brings a slick, suave, seriousness to his character and Galifianakis is everything but. The duo was a perfect casting match. I think that this movie is easily my favorite Robert Downey Jr. movie and could be the best movie that Zach Galifianakis is in.
The humor is clever and raunchy and about everything else in between. But, it is all mostly just well-crafted. The writers: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedman, Adam Sztykiel, and Todd Phillips, took a very basic idea for a story and screenplay and let their imaginations run wild.
Due Date is directed by Todd Phillips. He continues his trend of directing and being a part of hilarious movies. I didn’t realize that he also directed The Hangover (2009), The Hangover Part II (2011), The Hangover Part III (2013), School for Scoundrels (2006), Starsky and Hutch (2004), Old School (2003), and Road Trip (2000) among others. That is a heck of a comedy resume! If you liked any of those movies, than you will definitely like Due Date.
If you have not seen this movie, I implore you to do so. It is available to rent on Netflix, or just go out and buy it. It is not currently available at the Redbox. I have probably seen it 5 times now and it was highly amusing every time. You will not be disappointed.
I rate this movie a 9.5 on a scale of 1-10.
Buy, rent, or run? BUY!
If you liked Due Date (2010), then you might enjoy Identity Thief (2013).
Note: I did you a favor by only posting the teaser trailer for this movie. The full-length preview shows way too much.