After the successful collaboration of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the movies The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, they have once again managed to bring “excitement” in their latest movie Blended.
Blended features a pair who miserably failed on their initial blind date so they both agreed to never see each other again. Years later, they both incidentally registered their kids for an African family vacation not knowing that both their families would end up in the same suite! Lauren is played by Drew Barrymore, a mom who constantly has to put up with the quirky behaviour and antics of her older son Brendan as well as the dramatic yet cute tantrums of her younger son Tyler. Jim on the other hand is played by Adam Sandler who is raising three daughters with some uhm… pretty bizarre haircuts! Terry Crews also plays a part on this movie as an African singer with a hair-raising accent with some funky dancing skills.
Let’s face it, Adam Sandler has a peculiar comedic style – it’s either you love him or you hate him. This movie is no different to his previous movies when it comes to the gags and jokes so I was not surprised to come across inappropriate yet entertaining child behaviour, comical stereotypes and “laugh out loud” insults that are guaranteed to make you laugh!
You may not notice it, but some of Sandler’s previous movies such as Grown Ups and Jack and Jill also ended up in a luxurious or amazing get-away. Maybe this is exactly what Sandler wants – make movies while at the same time spend a month or two in the sun with some of his friends in the industry!
Not bad aye?
So what sort of noteworthy fun gags can you expect from Blended? Well there’s a scene where rhinos are getting it on, there’s also a scene where a band of monkey’s are serenading Adam and Drew and there’s a hilarious close up scene on Drew Barrymore as she nauseatingly vomits out some pretty bizarre alien looking chunks – take your pick!
But the movie is not just about gags and jokes though, it also contains some really beautful scenery, some pretty cute romantic scenes as well as an amazing music production. Sandler’s fans will definitely appreciate this movie since most of his gags and insults on this movie is still reminiscent of his early 90’s humour.
This movie deserves a 3.9 out of 5 star rating and it’s great to see Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore back together again after the success of 50 First Dates. If you’re a boring old fart then this movie is not for you. However, if you’re interested in some brainless and crass humour then you will thoroughly enjoy Blended.