Blockers – When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Julie’s mother Lisa sets up a pre-party for the parents and kids. Mitchell, Kayla’s father, greets Lisa, and notes that she has been evading his attempts to catch up. Sam’s free-spirited father Hunter, divorced from her mother after his infidelity, arrives in a limousine for the girls, and pledges to make this night the best of her life. The girls head to the prom, and text each other about their sex pact; back home, Mitchell and Lisa hear Julie’s still-open laptop and intercept the messages. Hunter helps them decipher the emoji codes, and they realize about the girls’ pact. Lisa and Mitchell rush to “cock block” their daughters, and Hunter tries to stop them. Hunter shares his intuition that Sam is gay, and that Chad is a beard, but at the first party, he sees her force herself to kiss Chad. Wanting to protect his daughter from making a mistake, he joins Lisa and Mitchell’s crusade.
As they follow the girls from party to party, it becomes clear that each parent has an unresolved problem behind their motivation. Mitchell is overprotective and in denial over his daughter’s sexuality, and thinks she needs protecting from men like Connor. Hunter feels guilty for neglecting Sam during his bitter separation from her mother, who cheated on him and assaulted him in public to his humiliation. Single mother Lisa is struggling to let go of her only child, in denial over Julie’s plans to go with Austin to UCLA instead of to University of Chicago forty-five minutes away. This culminates in a heated phone call between Lisa and Julie, who claims that UCLA is the furthest she can get from her imposing mother, and that she is not following Austin, it is the other way around.
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