BLOCKERS – Rated R – 1 hr. 42 mins.

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“BLOCKERS is one of the funniest films thus far in 2018” – Kathy Kaiser, Matinee Chat 

BLOCKERS – Rated R – 1 hr. 42 mins. 

Director:  Kay Cannon 

Writers:  Brian Kehoe & Jim Kehoe

Starring:  Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon,

Ramona Young, Kathryn Newton, Gary Cole and Gina Gershon

As we meet BFF’s for life Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon), Senior year is here, prom is almost upon us, and it might be time for these ladies to take their respective relationships “up a notch” J

As the girls plan for a night “they will never forget” …Mom Lisa (Leslie Mann), Dad Mitchell (John Cena) and semi-absentee Dad Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) are all struggling with coming to terms that their daughters and growing up, and college is just a summer away…

When the parents stumble across a texting trail about a planned “sex pact” for the evening, as their daughters are apparently hell bent on losing their virginity…these three crazy and overprotective parents are compelled to jump into action, in order to stop their girls from making the biggest mistake of their lives… 

I give BLOCKERS a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD:  This film is one of the funniest, and raunchiest films I have seen so far, this year, bringing me up-to-date on dating games, and a particular chugging incident you don’t want to miss!  Mann is her sweet and totally engaging self, making all of us overprotective mothers feel right at home.  Cena is over-the-top funny too, as I wonder how many takes some of the scenes within this film took to shoot him with a straight face, plus he shows off his best asset (pun intended), just like he did in TRAINWRECK!  Add in a rather endearing, and very out of character role for Barinholtz, along with the raunchy escapades of Cole and Gershon, and all I can say is that we are once again pushing that R-rating to its limits.  I must also give kudos to the better-than-than average performances by all the youngsters in this film, as they totally hold their own throughout as well, making BLOCKERS a hilarious coming of age film, that will not only have you in laughing your you know what off the entire movie, but it might also teach you a thing or two along the way, getting you up-to-date on what emoji’s “really mean”…and what party games are exceptional these days too, giving us parents an education in to the world of today’s teenagers, which in itself, is worth the price of admission 😉

Kathy Kaiser