It’s a very sweet film with a great visual representation of the effects of PTSD. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but even the darker aspects of the story are handled with such a deft touch so they never cross that line into bleak drama.
I sometimes laughed out-loud, as I imagine a lot of people will. Fans of films such as Neighbours, Girls Trip and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates won’t have any complaints. As these things go, Blockers isn’t bad, but considering the cast and inherent potential of the premise, it could have been so much more.
Kay Cannon has taken the well trodden teenage sexuality comedy film and given it a good shake. I thought that I was done with these type of films after watching umpteen iterations of American Pie and the likes of Superbad. The latter was genuinely funny, with likeable characters and a simplistic plot. Blockers has similar plus points but also a split perspective plot that was surprisingly enjoyable.