‘Blockers’ comes home on DVD and Blu-ray

Category: Blu-ray's and DVD's

Blockers is a coming-of-age comedy for both the teenage girls and their parents as the story unfolds over the course of one night – Prom Night. With Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz in the roles of the over-protective parents, the night is filled with raunchy and yet heartening scenes.

Lisa (Mann) is a single mother who is very close to her daughter Julie (Kathryn Newton). Mitchell (Cena) is the over-bearing tough father of Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan). And Hunter (Barinholtz) is the divorced father of Sam (Gideon Adlon). They all met years ago on the first day of school and have been best friends ever since.

This year the girls are preparing to go off to college in the fall and make a pact to lose their virginity on Prom Night. When their over-protective parents accidentally discover their plan, the three take off in search of their daughters with the intent on stopping them from making what could be the biggest mistakes of their lives.

As the night wears on and the parents get closer to catching up with their daughters, they are the ones behaving more like the children while the girls are the more level-headed of the six main characters. The girls enforce the lesson that they have the right to say “no.”

While the film is about teenagers preparing to become adults, it is also a story of parenting and giving your children the right lessons in life for them to make the best decisions for themselves.

Yes, this is a teen sex romp, but it is also an adult sex romp with the parents of one of the teenage boys (who is also about to lose his virginity) having their own sexual escapades. Gina Gershon and Gary Cole play the lustful parents of Austin (Graham Phillips) who is Julie’s boyfriend.

The Blu-ray combo pack includes plenty of bonus features, including deleted scenes and a gag reel. The cast also discusses the film and parenting. There is a scene in the film involving a lot of puking and a featurette looks at how the filmmakers created that aspect of the story as realistic as possible.

Yes, this is a vulgar and raunchy movie, but critics and audiences embraced it when it ran in the theaters. With the crude humor as well as language, the film also encompasses the lesson of emotional growth – for teens as well as their parents.

Blockers is rated R for crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying, and some graphic nudity.

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