Friday, October 17, 2014

Movie Review: Blended [SPOILERS]

My second Redbox rental was the latest Barrymore-Sandler romantic comedy. I LOVE The Wedding Singer, so how could I pass this one up?

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First of all, I love Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler each on their own. Some of my favorites from Barrymore include: Never Been Kissed, Ever After, and Charlie's Angels. And from Sandler we have Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and Grown Ups. (I own all of these on DVD, btw). And the aforementioned Wedding Singer is in my DVD collection as well. So I clearly was going to watch this movie at some point in my life. And I'm glad I did!

Although I'm not sure this film measures up to any of the others I've mentioned here, I was entertained and did laugh out loud at moments. I think it was that this film emphasized the fact that these two are parents, so a lot of the focus was on the children and their shenanigans rather than these two actors. Yes, there is a love component (with Kevin Nealon chiming in about romance, much like his cameo in Happy Gilmore about golf), which I thoroughly enjoyed; I just wanted more! I think the best part of this movie was the fact that half of it was filmed in South Africa, so the shots of the wild animals and the scenery were just breathtaking. Definitely made me want to go on safari! This is a feel-good rom-com, so it's hard to go wrong. Was it my favorite? No. But it was not a waste of my time (unlike the movie in my next blog post...). I liked it!

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