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BLOCKERS is fast paced, but only those with no moral qualms will likely find the movie entertaining enough to spend their hard-earned money. The movie does feature the teenage girls having some nice scenes where they try to be more open, loving and understanding with their parents. However, the rest of the movie is an obscenity filled, uneven, extremely crude comedy that sets a bad example for both parents and teenagers. BLOCKERS presents a vile agenda promoting casual teenage sex, teenage partying and a politically correct pro-homosexual message.
BLOCKERS is a highly raunchy, sometimes gross, uneven comedy about a trio of high-school senior girls, who are lifelong best friends and make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night, and their parents who try to stop them from following through with their plans. BLOCKERS has a strong immoral pagan worldview with lots of foul language and crude content, slightly offset by mild moral, redemptive undertones.
BLOCKERS opens with a montage of home movie footage of three teenage girls meeting on their first day of first grade and onward until the day of their prom. Julie (Kathryn Newton) is the princess and leader of the trio, and the daughter of overprotective single mom, Lisa (Leslie Mann). Kayla (Geraldine Visnawathan) is half-Indian and the daughter of ultraconservative, tough but hyper-sensitive dad Mitchell (John Cena), while Sam (Gideon Adlon) is a nerdy girl who reluctantly joins in a “sex pact” where all three girls agree to lose their virginity on prom night with their dates.
Sam is hiding a big secret. She has lesbian feelings for an openly lesbian girl in their class and is only going to prom with a male date because she’s afraid to “come out.” Her father Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) has a terrible reputation for having had an affair with her babysitter years before and for drinking too much rather than being present enough in Sam’s life.
When Hunter tries to make amends with Sam by providing a giant limo for the girls and their dates, he has unwittingly provided them the inspiration and opportunity to meet their sex pact goal. The girls’ parents used to be friends when the girls were young but drifted apart as they grew older. However, when the parents stumble across computerized messages that reveal the girls’ naughty plans, they team up to find and stop them from actually losing their virginity.
BLOCKERS is fast-paced, and those who don’t have moral concerns about teenage sex and drinking may likely find it funny. However, for anyone with the slightest sense of traditional morality, this is a very raunchy, highly destructive movie that could influence countless teenagers into committing immoral behavior on multiple levels.
Thus, the movie has near-constant swearing and frequent graphic sexual humor, punctuated by plenty of wild party scenes where the teenage girls get drunk to the point of puking all over each other in their limo. Sex is seen as either romantic and not requiring any marital standards, or as crassly regarded as a fun thing to get through the first time, even if you don’t know your partner well. When one girl finally decides not to fornicate because she doesn’t even know the boy’s last name, she just asks him to get to know him “until Monday.” However, she then proceeds to encourage him to perform oral sex on her, which is implied but discussed positively and graphically afterwards. Meanwhile, one set of parents of a supporting-character teenager are shown to be into kinky role-playing games, while Lisa and Mitchell are portrayed as too “uptight” rather than as rightfully concerned parents.
BLOCKERS does feature the girls having nice scenes where they try to be more open, loving and understanding with their parents. However, the parents cave way too much to be good parents, opting to be hip friends to their children rather than the moral leaders and guardians they are supposed to be.
Beyond that, the movie has a strong pro-homosexual perspective in embracing Sam’s decision to come out to her friends and her father. Her father takes pride that she came out to him before her mother and stepfather, and fully cheers her when she does. Also, Sam’s two best friends do the same when she walks up to the girl of her dreams and engages in passionate kissing on the dance floor.
Teenage sex is often an unfortunate reality, but a movie like BLOCKERS creates a toxic atmosphere of greater encouragement for teenagers to engage in such destructive, sinful behavior. As such, it sets a poor example for parents and their responsibilities to provide good moral guidance for their children. It should come as no surprise that raunchy comedy actor-producer Seth Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg are primary forces behind this movie. Also responsible are the writer-director team behind the marijuana-fueled, raunchy HAROLD AND KUMAR comedies.
BLOCKERS has almost no redeeming qualities. It presents a vile agenda of promoting casual teenage sex and humorous depictions of underage partying. BLOCKERS is abhorrent and lacks strong entertainment value. Most moviegoers and all media-wise people should find BLOCKERS not worth their time and money.
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