Main Plot Points:

  • Blended marks the third comedy pairing of stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, following 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer.
  • After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree only one thing: They never want to see each other again.
  • But when they each separately sign up for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

What We Thought:

  • I’m not quite sure why Blended didn’t connect with audiences, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
  • I will say that it’s not a laugh-out-loud comedy, it’s more of a lighthearted, chuckle-as-you-go type of film.
  • Still, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are a lot of fun together as usual, and the film does offer up a few good laughs along the way.
  • I think the film is especially likable for parents, as some of the humor definitely comes from the experiences you run into raising children.
  • Also, Terry Crews is the film’s unsung hero as the bandleader of Tathoo, an African a cappella group that entertains the audience (and plays a bit of a greek chorus for viewers as well.)
  • Blended won’t win any awards any time soon, but as far as a Friday night date-night rental goes, it’s perfectly enjoyable.

Special Features:

  • Adam and Drew: Back Together Again
  • Bella Thorne’s Makeover
  • Safari Animals
  • Parasailing
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • Adam Sandler
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Joel McHale
  • Terry Crews
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Bella Thorne

Recommended if You Like:

  • Adam Sandler movies
  • Romantic comedies
  • Africa