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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
Two families—led by two single parents—will have to survive their vacation in the 2014 film Blended, the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups) and Drew Barrymore (Going the Distance).
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
Directed by Frank Coraci, who previously collaborated with Sandler and Barrymore on The Wedding Singer, Blended co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Joel McHale (TV’s Community), Kevin Nealon (TV’s Weeds) and Terry Crews (Gamer).
Released wide to theaters in May, »
Chicago – Two things save “Blended” from getting a zero star review. Number one is the still palpable chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. Number two is the occasional chuckle courtesy of Wendi McClendon-Covey as Barrymore’s business partner. Otherwise this is a barren laugh-free safari through Africa that doesn’t even have the benefit of Al Pacino trampling on his prestigious career for our amusement.
“Blended” never sinks to the astonishingly awful lows of “Jack And Jill” or “That’s My Boy.” Both of those films had ideas I couldn’t believe had ever made it to the silver screen. But I won’t soon forget them, as hard as I may try. “Blended” is both painfully unfunny and bland and boring.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bella Thorne and Joel McHale Written By: Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera Directed By: Frank Coraci The critics unfairly vilified Adam Sandler even back in the old days when he was making really funny comedies, […]
Read Review: Blended on Filmonic.
- Andrew Shuster
“Blended” is now out in the theaters ready to entertain families with some wacky humor. If you’re a fan of Adam Sandler (especially his films with Drew Barrymore), take a look at some of the photos from the film’s red carpet premiere. Of course, the cast is all there to celebrate the premiere, but there are also some celeb fans that attended, including Disney Channel star Zendaya. Check out some of the pictures below in the gallery. “Blended” is directed by Frank Coraci and written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. The cast includes (apart from Sandler and Barrymore) Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Shaquille [ Read More ]
Blended is the latest Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore pairing, a reunion of sorts with their "Wedding Singer" director Frank Coraci. It's a Brady Bunch-style tale that includes the regular family shenanigans, exotic trips, and some pretty straightforward plotting. While most critics at the screening were not enthralled, the audience at the pre-screening loved it, and it's possible this might be another monster hit for these guys. The film is told with gusto, with the ensemble surrounding the leads providing much of the films colour. Kevin Nealon, Bella Thorne, Terry Crews and newcomer Jessica Lowe provide some great moments that set this apart from being another run-of-the-mill Sandler comedy. Lowe spent time in Europe honing her improv craft, and brings to screen a broad, bold performance...
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Comedian Jessica Lowe nabbed the role of Kevin Nealon's wife in the new Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy Blended, but her agent sent her to the audition warning her she'd likely not get it because she was "too green." Lowe got the last laugh and now she's starring with one of her idols and making out with him on screen.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
Chicago – Trying to understand the psychology and philosophy of manchild Adam Sandler, when it comes to his “middle-age” movies, will perplex film scholars and therapists for generations to come. His latest excuse for a “family comedy” is the insipid and exploitative “Blended.”
There is a strange dichotomy in these Sandler comedies – see also “Grown-Ups,” “Jack and Jill” and “That’s My Boy” – that desires to be warm explorations of family, but at the same time wants to showcase the sixth grade level baby humor that is Sandler’s bread and butter. And make no mistake, despite “screenwriters” and “directors,” the mark on these films is all Sandler, who most likely goes over each line with his staff of sycophants, giggling at every change he makes. If your idea of hilarity is Sandler riding an ostrich, or Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal doing a sex dance, then go to movie alone »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This time out the pair play single parents Jim and Lauren who, after a disastrous blind date at Hooters, find themselves thrust together on an African safari holiday. This 'blended' family find themselves at odds initially, but naturally this wouldn't be a Hollywood rom-com without hugging, learning and the two opposing sides gradually finding a place in each other's hearts.
Unfortunately, Blended falls flat from the off despite an endearing performance from Barrymore and palpable chemistry between her and Sandler (who's always better when in the company of his Wedding Singer co-star). Scriptwriters Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera »
You know those real estate scams where you're offered a free vacation if you just sit through a time-share presentation and that time-share presentation seems never-ending, because even if it's just two hours, what you really wanted was a free vacation? For Adam Sandler, filmmaking is like that time-share presentation. All the guy wants is to get major motion picture studios to subsidize his vacations. Is that so wrong? If Sony or Warner Brothers said to you, "How would you like an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii or Africa or a secluded lake? And all you have to do is deliver a movie and nobody on our side will even ask to see a script or bother looking at the final cut," what would you say? You'd accept the deal. Don't deny it. It's obvious that Sandler and his partners-in-vacation-loving-crime don't especially enjoy the quid pro quo required for their global galavanting, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, who after the success of The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, attempt a hat trick and fail with the witless, laugh-free rom-com Blended. Their newest collaboration works better as a rom than a com and does have a sweetness that partially compensates for its predictability and meager laughs, but it’s overlong, underwritten and I can’t recommend it.
After a disastrous blind date at Hooters, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on one thing: they never want to see each other again. But in a convenient, convoluted twist of fate, the pair end up at the same luxurious African safari resort with their families (his three girls – her two boys) and are forced to get along while sharing a suite for a week.
There is nothing I strongly disliked about Blended but little to recommend. It goes on far too long – a full two hours. »
- Tom Stockman
Bella Thorne, the latest Disney teen queen (she’s 16), looked her most radiant yet in a stunning strapless gown at the Los Angeles premiere of “Blended.” She was clearly the center of attention. Bella stars in the new movie with Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Emma Fuhrmann and Terry Crews. Also appearing are Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Shawn Kavanaugh and, yes, former basketball great, Shaquille O’Neal. ...Read More »
TBS has extended the second season of Howie Mandel's “Deal With It,” adding 10 episodes to the hidden-camera series. Host Theo Von is joined each week by guest celebrities and comedians — occasionally including Mandel — who help pull pranks on an unsuspecting public. The roster for Season 2 includes Kelly Osbourne, Nick Cannon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”), Arsenio Hall, Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, Alex Mandel (“Killer Holiday”) and WWE competitor Chris Jericho. Comedians Bob Saget, Tom Green, Orlando Jones and Moshe Kasher will also appear. Also read: Conan O'Brien Re-Ups With TBS Through 2018 “Deal With It” premiered »
- Tony Maglio
TBS has extended the second season of Deal With It, adding 10 more episodes of the hidden camera competition series from executive producer Howie Mandel. It’s set to return this fall. Comedian Theo Von hosts the series in which members of the public are secretly recruited to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with no time to prepare, and must obey all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby to win cash and prizes. Guest celebrities and comedians scheduled to appear in the extended Season 2 include Kelly Osbourne, Nick Cannon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Arsenio Hall, Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, and Alex Mandel among others. Deal With It is averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49 for its second season. It’s produced by Howie Mandel’s Alevy Prods., Roy Bank’s Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting, in association with Lionsgate TV. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
TBS has ordered 10 additional episodes for the second season of the hidden-camera competition series “Deal With It.”
Executive produced by Howie Mandel and hosted by Theo Von, the game show recruits members of the public to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with the help of different celebrities and comedians each week.
These everyday people can prank their way to cash prizes by obeying all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby.
“Deal With It” is averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49, for its second season.
The show, currently airing Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m., will return this fall with more episodes. »
- Nikara Johns
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman stuck close together at the premiere of Drew's latest film, Blended, in La on Wednesday. They were all smiles while posing for photos before Drew met up with her costars - Adam Sandler, Kevin Nealon, and Bella Thorne - inside the theater. It's been an exciting time for Drew and Will who, just last month, welcomed their second daughter together; baby Frankie joined 1-year-old Olive at the end of April, and this week, Drew and Will shared the first official photos of Frankie on the cover of People magazine. Drew spoke about going back to work on Blended shortly after giving birth and credited her longtime friend and costar Adam Sandler for making the transition easy, saying, "He really creates an environment where kids can come and be a part of it. It was a really big lesson for me." Can you believe that this »
- Brittney Stephens
There’s a scene midway through the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore vehicle “Blended” that sees the two stars, playing single parents thrust together on a South African resort, accidentally meet up for morning coffee. They don’t say much, commiserating over their respective kids’ sleeping habits, but what they do say is believable, radiating an unhurried, unforced chemistry that’s enough to make one wonder why these two actors have only made three movies together over the past 16 years. Then they gaze out toward the resort grounds, and witness two poorly rendered CGI rhinos copulating with great vigor. Cut to a shot of the resort barista addressing the camera with a Catskills smirk: “You don’t see that in New Jersey!” This scene serves as a perfect microcosm for the film as a whole, which should see solid if unspectacular family business over Memorial Day weekend.
Granted, that sequence »
- Andrew Barker
If the phrase ‘Adam Sandler-starring romantic comedy’ doesn’t fill your heart with dread and terror then you’ve probably not been paying too much attention to film criticism in recent years. That’s okay, neither has Adam Sandler. The reviews are generally terrible and yet Sandler has rolled out at least one comedy every year since 1998, which is undeniably impressive. Presumably these films make money, else he wouldn’t be able to make them and therefore it’s logical to suggest that people are going to see them. It’s almost as if the general public couldn’t care less about critical opinion. Huh.
I wouldn’t include myself as a member of the critical fraternity, by the way. I »
- Jack Kirby
You loved them in The Wedding Singer, and you couldn't get enough of them in 50 First Dates. Now, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are back together in the romantic comedy Blended. Mismatched on an akward first date, the pair go their separate ways only to be reunited on an African Safari with all their kids in tow. We're celebrating this fun summer outing with a safari of prizes in our Blended giveaway! Maybe you can't make it to Africa this year, but you can pretend in your own back yard with a cool Safari hat, a giraffe tote and a travel-sized duffle bag. We're also handing out tank tops, T-shirts, and a fancy pair of camo binoculars for some wild animal sight seeing. You better hurry and enter today! Continue reading for full details.
Enter for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
Blended hits UK cinemas this Friday 23rd May and sees Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore renuite for the third time after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates whcih believe it or not are 16 and 10 years old respetively!
Blended has a fantastic cast which includes Adam Sandler, Bella Thorne, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Joel McHale and Kevin Nealon and our friend James Kleinmann was able to catch up with all of them to find out exactly what being ‘blended’ is all about!
Check out all the interviews below and don’t forget we’re running a competiton to win merchandise from the movie here.
- David Sztypuljak
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree on only one thing, they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. This is the third collaboration between stars Sandler and Barrymore. The film also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey as Lauren's best friend Jen, and Joel McHale as her unreliable ex-husband, Mark. Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe star as Eddy and Ginger, an overly romantic couple who are also vacationing at the resort, and Terry Crews stars as the resort's singing host.
After making three films together how has you're onscreen chemistry changed?
Drew Barrymore: I would sum it up with respect. For me it all stems from respect, I've always respected him and I love him. »
- Fernando Esquivel
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