Sunday, March 11, 2018
SXSW 2018: Blockers Hailed as Fun, Raunchy Comedy
SXSW is clearly not here to launch Oscar contenders (although Baby Driver premiered last year so you never know), but so far it seems to be launching some fun or exciting films to watch. First was A Quiet Place for horror fans, now comes Blockers, the new comedy starring Leslie Mann and John Cena. Early reviews out of the fest are promising for Kay Cannon's (30 Rock, Pitch Perfect, Girlboss) directorial debut. So far the reviews have praised the performances, the balance of raunchy and warmth, and the refreshing take on this genre, putting the teenagers in charge, and flipping the script on parental perceptions. It debuts in theaters April 6th.