|Directed by||:||Kay Cannon||Produced by||:||Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Chris Fenton||Written by||:||Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Eben Russell||Starring||:||Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena||Production company||:||Universal Pictures, Good Universe, DMG Entertainment, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, Point Grey Pictures||Country||:||United States|
Blockers is a 2018 American sex comedy film directed by Kay Cannon (in her directorial debut) and written by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Eben Russell. The film stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena as a trio of parents who try to stop their daughters (Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Gideon Adlon) from each losing her virginity on prom night. The film's title and posters are a reference to the act of "cock blocking"; the rooster icon was removed for advertising on broadcast television and cable networks that objected, with only the Blockers text being shown.
The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 10, 2018 and was theatrically released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Universal Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its "humor and performances," as well as for "intelligence and empathy" not often found in the genre.