Frank Coraci + Blended
Sunday, June 16 th, 2019 at 00:06 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Frank Coraci
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Blended. Blended is the latest from Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. It is the story of two single parents, Drew is overwhelmed by her precociously, sexual son and her hyperactive kid. And Adam is overwhelmed by his 15 year old that he is turning into a surrogate son, his middle child who has his dead wife as a constant imaginary companion, and his youngest kid who is one of those things that Hollywood makes up, a cute, really bright kid that seems much older than her years. The first half of this movie is just awful, what can I tell you. IN fact I was sitting there thinking that my review is going to say “putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change the fact that it is a pig.” The second hour is significantly better, when they end up in a resort in Africa…something only Hollywood could dream up. The second half is sappy and cute and full of the Barrymore/Sandler kind of magic that we’ve seen in 50 First Dates and the Wedding Singer. If you think you want to see this, go see something else for the first hour and then pick this one in the second hour, and this will not go in the Adam Sandler success column. 2.5 stars, and that is being somewhat generous, I give 2.5/3 stars to the second half and maybe no stars for the first, so a generous 2.5