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Blockers (2018)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night.

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Kay Cannon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Mann ... Lisa
John Cena ... Mitchell
Ike Barinholtz ... Hunter
Kathryn Newton ... Julie
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Kayla
Gideon Adlon ... Sam
Ramona Young ... Angelica
Graham Phillips ... Austin
Miles Robbins ... Connor
Jimmy Bellinger ... Chad
Colton Dunn ... Rudy
Sarayu Blue ... Marcie
Gary Cole ... Ron
Gina Gershon ... Cathy
June Diane Raphael ... Brenda
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Storyline

Single mother Lisa Decker drops off her young daughter, Julie, for her first day of kindergarten. She watches on as Julie is joined by two other girls, Kayla and Sam. Kayla's dad Mitchell and Sam's dad Hunter introduce themselves and become close friends after seeing the bond between their children..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Teens Out to Have Fun. Parents Out to Stop It. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying, and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherries See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,556,350, 8 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,839,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,665,491, 12 August 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was originally titled "Cherries" during development in 2012. When production began, it was changed to "The Pact". It was renamed "Blockers" in October 2017, when the film was in post-production and the first trailer was released See more »

Goofs

In the beginning scene, first day of school, tulips are blooming and tulips bloom in the spring, not in the fall. See more »

Quotes

Hunter: W,W,V,D,D?
Lisa: What would Vin Diesel do?
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Crazy Credits

There is a very brief scene in the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was originally passed with an R21 classification due to the film's sexual content and nudity. However the distributors were unsatisfied with this rating and opted to re-edit the film in order to obtain the more commercially lucrative M18 rating; the aforementioned cut removes a brief, close-up depiction of a hand squeezing a man's scrotum, as part of a couple's act of foreplay. See more »


Soundtracks

This Town
Written by Niall Horan, Daniel Bryer, Mike Needle (as Michael Needle) and Jamie Scott
Performed by Niall Horan
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Lots of Good Stuff, but Not Perfect
2 September 2018 | by mkquinn91See all my reviews

There's a lot of great stuff here. Other than great performances from the main cast, Gary Cole is a special treat. However, there's a weird tension between the cliché premise of overbearing parents and a modern message about sex positivity and feminism that never feels resolved. This is compounded by really weak and banal "sweet" parent-daughter moments that tie things up a bit too quickly and neatly. It's still an above average comedy in the end.


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