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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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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

Drew Barrymore's character keeps referring to "Prince Valiant", the gallant knight in the long running comic strip created by Hal Foster in the 1930s. See more »

Goofs

During the ostrich rides, the bystanders are fake clapping. See more »

Quotes

Mfana: Look children, the bush pig has lost his parents so it is been cared for by mama and papa lion. Even in nature, there are blended families.
Jim: That's nice. That's sweet.
[Shortly there was a mixture of roaring, crunching, and pig squeals as the lions were eating the bush pig off screen. Espn was screaming and everyone was shocked about what they saw]
Mfana: I may have misread that situation.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

I Kissed A Girl
Written by Cathy Dennis, Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald and Max Martin
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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