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Stars: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton

Director: Kay Cannon

The wafer-thin plot of this would-be gross-out comedy has three neurotic parents (Mann, Cena, Barinholtz) trying to prevent their respective daughters from losing their virginity on Prom Night. And where are their spouses in all this?

The girls over-celebrate and are all (unconvincingly) sick on their dates.

Meanwhile, the parents somehow endure appalling indignities in their quest to keep their girls virgo intacto, with one of the the airheads achieving sex and another coming out as a lesbian.

Mann (normally a talented comedy actress) and company mug desperately in search of laughs that seldom come, while the girls squeak and squeal, and have a precariously good time - which is more than you will. It's all so over.

David Quinlan

USA 2018. UK Distributor: Universal. Technicolor.
97 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 2, Violence/Horror 1, Drugs 0, Swearing 2.

Review date: 09 Aug 2018