Ah, the classic teenage sex comedy. Told from the perspective of the parents?! Okay, that’s a new twist.
John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz are parents who are having trouble letting go of three teenage BFF daughters. When they find out that the gals are planning to have sex on prom night, the ‘rents go into full overprotective mode and try to and block them (oh I just figured out why they always put a rooster in front of the name on posters).
I do love a good raunchy R rated comedy, if it’s clever enough, and for me this was just shy of the mark. There were some solid funny moments, but not as much as I was hoping for. Our parental trio was great (they’ve been comedic favorites of mine), and I do particularly love seeing Cena do comedy. I just expected a bit more of the funny.
What made up for it tho was the characters. I liked the girls and the strong friendship they had, and their strong relationship with their parents made it all the better. I may not have been laughing my head off at these people, but I cared about them. In some ways, that’s more important. In others, I expected to laugh my butt off and didn’t quite get that.
Ultimately, the film had some positive themes and solid performances that made it enjoyable. The genre has had better moments, but this will still be a standout.
Blockers – \m/ \m/ \m/