Blended is a story of a man and a woman who, after a bad blind date, find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.Wikipedia
Overall, compared to their previous collaborations, director Frank Coraci's third rom-com partnership between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore hits an above average mark that's worth a viewing.
There was a time when Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore together spelt romance, with a generous dose of laughter thrown in. In Frank Coraci's Blended, they just make you cringe and feel sorry for them.
In their unintentional quest for love, Jim and Lauren's lives and dealing with loss, single parenthood and divorce, offers an interesting and unintentional insight into suburban middle class America. Sandler is firmly in his comfort zone and Barrymore is the cute person she is in most of her films. The movie is no doubt funny, but the genuinely good jokes are just by the handful.
16 years after The Wedding Singer, we expected Sandler and Barrymore to have a better reunion film, sadly Blended is a mash up of all the wrong ingredients that make up a good rom com.
Most Sandler films in recent time are like Akshay Kumar or Sajid Khan equivalent of English film. They hardly have a story or a comprehensible plot and character development is a even rarer occurrence.
It's a lame rom-com, a lame melodrama, a lame slapstick and a lame attempt at schmaltz — all rolled into one horribly lame package.
Considering how many of Sandler’s films are filled with potty humour, it’s good to see ‘Blended’ uphold family values like commitment, togetherness and the unique roles that only a father and mother can play.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore try to spell magic with their chemistry, but not quite.