‘Blockers’ Review: Goofy Sex Comedy is a Woke ‘American Pie’ For a New Generation — SXSW 2018

Even before it premiered to a boisterous reception at the SXSW Film Festival, “Blockers” was already famous from its red band trailer as that movie where John Cena funnels beer into his anus.

That’s one of the more outrageous gags in director Kay Cannon’s inspired sex comedy, but it’s hardly the only one that hits its mark.

Cannon’s directorial debut joins “Neighbors,” “Superbad” and “Old School” as an inspired party movie that merges juvenile humor with genuine observations about the gap between teen mayhem and adult responsibilities.

Cannon gives equal footing to the sexual aims of its young protagonists attempting to lose their virginity on prom night and the nervous parents keen on stopping them.

The difference here is that women rule the show, resulting in a woke “American Pie” for the text message age.Read More:14 Movies From Female Filmmakers to See At SXSW, From

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