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Blended (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 2014 (USA)
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After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

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Storyline

After a blind date gone horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree they never, ever want to see each other again. Well, that's all about to change when the two find themselves and their respective families (including children) all stuck together in one suite at an African Safari vacation spot. Written by DeAlan Wilson / ComedyE.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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23 May 2014 (USA)  »

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The Familymoon  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,185,000, 25 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,294,610

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,994,610
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Trivia

Kevin Nealon's character speaks in metaphors like he does in Happy Gilmore (1996). See more »

Goofs

Lauren's cup of wing sauce changes in amount and color with sauce stains appearing and disappearing on the cup in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Hilary: Hey, dad, I have a personal errand to run and I need to borrow the car.
Jim: Well, you can't drive without me yet and somebody's got to stay here with your sisters.
Hilary: Dad, I have a personal errand.
Jim: What does that even mean? You taking a hit out on somebody?
Lou: Dad, she's monsterating.
Jim: What?
Hilary: I have my period!
Jim: Oh, I forgot you get those.
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References The Doors (1991) See more »

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Exciting, Amazing, Romantic
Written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy
Produced by Brooks Arthur and Lebo M. (as Lebo M)
Performed by Terry Crews and Junior Mambazo
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Touching Comedy
8 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I think Adam Sandler is a smart, talented entertainer and I also enjoy Drew Barrymore and the two together is a special treat. I also admire these actors because, for the most part, they never seem to make it into the scandal sheets. Sandler has been in some real "dogs," and I tell myself it was just for the money.

After reading some of the reviews on this site, I almost didn't go to see "Blended," expecting toilet humor and fart jokes and lots of sexual innuendo. Fortunately, I went anyway, and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. This movie has very little to offend, strikes some very deep feelings and highlights some of the real challenges of single parenting. ANY parent, single or not can relate to a lot of the situations that arise.

The comedy is just right, without being slapstick or over the top. The touching moments come sometimes when you least expect them, and while sure to bring a tear, the movie doesn't milk the drama. The scenery is gorgeous. The one-liners and timing are perfect. For me, the film never dragged, and while it has an optimistic ending, everything isn't all sewn up in a happily-ever-after-scenario. We know that, if these were real families, there would be more bumps in the road, more laughs and more lessons to be learned.

This is a good family movie--not much to cover your kids' ears over--and a great movie for anyone who has been a parent, and especially anyone who has tried to enter the dating/new relationship stage after the death or divorce of a spouse.

Go see it!!


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