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First Reactions to Blockers Say the New Comedy Is a Gross-Out Slam-Dunk

The social media verdict is in: John Cena steals the show in a gut-busting crowd-pleaser.

by | March 11, 2018 | Comments

Joel Meares

Better than Trainwreck? Maybe it was the 90-degree weather, but that was the kind of chatter that was coming out of Austin’s Paramount Theatre when Blockers premiered here Saturday night as part of the South by Southwest Film Festival. The film, written and directed by Kay Cannon — “I’m a woman, and I directed something, and it’s a comedy, and it’s R-rated, and it’s getting a studio release!” she said as she introduced it — centers on three different parents’ efforts to stop their daughters from completing a pact to lose their virginities on prom night. We don’t want to give away any of the gags, but you’ll be hearing a lot about “butt chugging” this April. And the “John Cenaissance”.

Reviews are starting to trickle in for Cannon’s new movie, and here is what the critics and film media were saying on Twitter straight after the premiere. SXSW has a reputation for breaking big comedies, and it looks like that’s going to hold.


SEE THIS ONE WITH A CROWD


IT HAS A PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE ABOUT EMPOWERMENT


BUT ALSO PLENTY OF GROSS STUFF


AND USHERS IN THE DAWN OF THE “CENAISSANCE”


Check out the trailer for Blockers below and check in with Rotten Tomatoes as reviews officially start rolling in. The film opens everywhere on April 6.

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