“Blockers” (Universal)

John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz star in a scene from the movie "Blockers." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service

A morass of bad morals, this comedy tracks the efforts of two friends (Leslie Mann and John Cena) to thwart their teen daughters’ (Kathryn Newton and Geraldine Viswanathan) plan to lose their virginity (to Graham Phillips and Miles Robbins) on prom night. Though he opposes this project as an invasion of privacy, an estranged third pal (Ike Barinholtz) tags along, hoping to protect his closeted lesbian daughter (Gideon Adlon), who rounds out the trio of youthful buddies and whose secret he has guessed, from being pressured into dabbling in straight sex (with Jimmy Bellinger). The ultimate message of director Kay Cannon’s film is that adolescents should only hit the sack together if the circumstances are sufficiently romantic.

Skewed values, including a benign view of nonmarital sexual activity, homosexual acts and drug use, full nudity, much sexual and some degrading scatological humor, an instance of blasphemy, several uses of profanity, a couple of milder oaths, pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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