The real standout performances come from the three teenage girls portrayed by Kathryn Newton (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird), Geraldine Viswanathan (EMO the Musical), and Gideon Adlon (American Crime). These actresses rebel against their parents to make a point. The character development leads each of them down a different path even after they originally decide to follow the same path. While the first half of the film slowly unravels, the story quickly picks up to lead the characters into certain directions. Each of the storylines are relatable and seem like plausible occurrences. These teenagers create realistic characters even when the parents are exasperatingly over-protective.
The Bottom Line: Blockers may not be as funny as audiences were hoping for, but the message hits the nail on the head.