CNN The teen sex comedy gets a gender flip in "Blockers," as a tight-knit trio of girls make a "sex pact," vowing to lose their virginity on prom night.
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But it's really the parents who take center stage in this raunchy and fitfully quite funny directorial debut leslie "Pitch Perfect" sex Kay Cannon, which plumbs plenty of warm hugs from the idea of parental angst about their kids leaving the nest. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
More Videos John Cena in the R-Rated comedy 'Blockers' Driving that angst home, the three girls Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan and Gideon Adlon are initially shown meeting as adorable kindergarteners, before jumping ahead to find them preparing for prom night, and seizing on the idea leslie sharing the big sex moment as a kind of mann. The fact that one is actually wrestling with coming out adds a nice wrinkle to two men masterbating each other proceedings.
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Frankly, it's a rather unlikely assemblage of leads better associated with second-banana roles, and as depicted the notion that they bonded through their children -- and subsequently drifted apart -- never seems wholly believable. Still, the ensemble works, and even with its episodic nature the movie gets by on sheer energy. While Cena sex clearly endeavored to establish himself as a comedy actor including "Trainwreck" and the "Daddy's Home" moviesin much the way Arnold Schwarzenegger did, his hulking Mann physique does a trifle distracting.