Blended (2014) / romantic comedy
Directed by Frank Coraci
Written by Clare Sera and Ivan Menchell
Produced by Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo andMike Karz
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Braxton Beckham, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Kyle Red Silverstein, Shaquille O'Neal, Terry Crews, Abdoulaye N'Gom, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jessica Lowe
Warm watchable predictability!
A divorcee Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore), who has two sons Brendan (Braxton Beckham) and Tyler (Kyle Red Silverstein) meets Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler), a widower with three daughters, Hilary (Bella Thorne), Espn (Emma Fuhrmann) and Lou (Alyvia Alyn Lind) on a blind date. As Jim's clumsy careless attitude and Lauren's perfectionist nature make each other uncomfortable, the blind date ends up in disaster. However they are stuck together by a set of circumstances because the families are put together for a "blended familymoon", where they get together with other couples, including the oversexed Eddy (Kevin Nealon) and Ginger (Jessica Lowe), as well as Eddy's teenage son Jake (Zak Henri).
This fllick is actually kind of a guilty pleasure. It's everything you expect from Hollywood romantic comedies: full of cliches and stereotypesis, predictability, obvious plots and ending. But! If I put this things aside, it's actually a sweet, solid, warm comedy with a few good laughs, focus on family and really enjoyable! Plus Adam and Drew have good chemistry (once again) and Jessica's character will crack you up. Ridiculous yet entertaining! 3/5