Why "Blockers" is a lesson in parenting

Blockers, Kay Cannon’s directorial movie debut is not only high on humour but also intelligence so that you don’t just get to laugh alone, you also get to see daylight on informed mind-brightening scenes. Your analytical antennae are made to point northward and your sense of empathy is given some kicks. And to think that this is the first time Kay Cannon, the writer of “Pitch Perfect” franchise would try her hands on directing, it’s not such a bad attempt. You won’t even know if you are not told as the expertise she brings to this movie does not give her up as a beginner.

The performances of the cast would certainly keep your eyes glued to the screen as you giggle through the well-lit scenes that beam with such unspeakable cinematic brilliance. The acting prowess of Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Philips and the likes lends some creative energy to the movie.

The engaging pillar stone of this riveting comedy is in the wit-coated plot that follows the reactions of parents who get the word that their teenagers have a pact to willingly give themselves up for being deflowered at the prom. What eventually happens as these jealous overprotective parents make daring moves to thwart what they deem senseless act?

The parents’ moves to prevent their children from having sex is an attempt at preventing them from adulthood as experiencing sexual intercourse is expected to be an initiation into adulthood. These parents find it hard to believe that their children would make such silly agreement as it was not like that in their own days. Many things are becoming unthinkable but parents must learn to let their children lead their lives as constant monitoring will keep widening the ancient generational gap between parents and their children. No doubts parents and young people around the world would connect easily with the core of this prom-night comedy which not only exposes certain parental pitfalls but also shows the way forward.

 

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