Movie Review – Blended
Once again, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandlar have teamed up for a Romantic Comedy.
First one was The Wedding Singer – I did really enjoy the movie enough to watch it again.
Second was 50 First Dates – while I did like the movie, it wasn’t one of my favorites and wouldn’t watch it again unless there was nothing else on. It wasn’t bad. Just not great.
And now Blended.
The story is of Jim (Adam Sandler) and Lauren (Drew Barrymore) more like opposites attract kind of movie. Both have been married and have kids. When Jim takes Lauren to Hooters for their first blind date, it’s a disaster. But situations keep throwing these two together in funny ways.
There is even a tiny scene with both of their cars being the same, that I took was a tip of the hat to the 1938 Bringing Up Baby movie with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s wonderful. The scene I’m referring to is when Katharine drives off in Cary’s car because they look exactly the same.
Drew Barrymore gives a great performance as Lauren and I connected with her character immediately. Adam was his usual charming sarcastic self.
My rating 4/5 stars
I would have rated higher, but though the setting in Africa was amazing, I didn’t like the constant group singing. I think if they’d cut out half of the songs a live/local group preformed, this movie would have gotten higher ratings from me.
All in all, a good movie – but do to adult situations and some vulgar language, not recommended for kids under twelve.
If/When Drew and Adam make another movie, I’ll definitely watch it.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.