Blockers ★★★

D: Kay Cannon
Universal/Good Universe/Point Grey/DMG (Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg & Chris Fenton)
USA 🇺🇸 2018
102 mins


W: Brian Kehoe & Jim Kehoe
DP: Russ Alsobrook
Ed: Stacey Schroeder
Mus: Mateo Messina

John Cena (Mitchell), Ike Barinholtz (Hunter), Leslie Mann (Lisa), Kathryn Newton (Julie), Geraldine Viswanathan (Kayla), Gideon Adlon (Sam)

Marketed as an American Pie sex comedy with a gender flip, Blockers is actually a lot more insightful than it has any right to be.
Three teenage girls make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night and when their parents find out, they follow the girls to various parties and attempt to sabotage their plans.
The performances and humour are pretty much as you'd expect, but the screenplay has an empathetic intelligence and wit which you wouldn't usually associate with a film like this.