Adam Sandler's new film 'Blended' with comedy and heart
Blended is the quintessential good Adam Sandler movie. There are plenty of laughs and enough heart to make this comedy worth seeing, especially for anyone who is dealing with a family that is more than the nuclear ideal.
This movie is clearly about the chemistry between Sandler and co-star Drew Barrymore. The two teamed up for The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, and they exhibit the same kind of warmth and joy in this film that they had in the other two. In several scenes where Barrymore’s character was supposed to be angry, Barrymore looked like she had a hard time maintaining the anger as a smirk lighted the corner of her mouth.
Fortunately, no one goes to an Adam Sandler comedy expecting great acting; they go expecting to laugh. From the bad blind date to the meeting in Africa to the predictable ending, Blended delivers the laughs that few of Sandler’s recent movies possessed.
Shaquille O’Neal makes an appearance as Sandler’s co-worker at Dick’s Sporting Goods. (Talk about product placements here.) He is charismatic and funny even if he is playing someone else. Terry Crews as the lead singer of the Thathoo Harmony Group is funny in context with the group. Harmony shows up when it is least wanted and expected.
Blended is a sweet film that explores why first impressions may be wrong. The world could do with more films that have this much comedy and heart. After all, people should be more engaged in learning to love each other than learning how to fight one another.
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