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)
Happy Birthday to John C. Reilly
Happy Birthday to John C. Reilly! The goofball actor turns 48 years old today.
The first movies that I remember liking Reilly in were What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) and Days of Thunder (1990).
Days of Thunder was the first PG-13 movie that I remember seeing. I was 4 years old and I remember my Mom and Dad bringing my siblings and I to the theatre to see that movie. It is the first movie that I remember hearing cussing in. It’s very strange to me because I remember watching that movie in the theatre like it was yesterday. That was already 23 years ago. I remember my parents trying to cover my ears after hearing “son of a…”
John C. Reilly started his career with more serious roles, but in more recent years he has become known for his crazy humor in such films as Anger Management (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), and The Dictator (2012). Later this year, he will be joining Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013).