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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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Frank Coraci
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Jim
Drew Barrymore ... Lauren
Kevin Nealon ... Eddy
Terry Crews ... Nickens
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Jen
Bella Thorne ... Hilary
Joel McHale ... Mark
Abdoulaye NGom ... Mfana (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Jessica Lowe ... Ginger
Braxton Beckham ... Brendan
Emma Fuhrmann ... Espn
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Lou
Kyle Red Silverstein ... Tyler
Zak Henri ... Jake
Shaquille O'Neal ... Doug
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Allen Covert: Reprises his Ten Second Tom role from 50 First Dates (2004) in the pharmacy scene. See more »

Goofs

When Lauren is parasailing, the long distance shots show a stunt woman and the parachute lines are angled backwards. In close ups of Drew Barrymore, the parachute lines are straight up and down and the lines leading from her harness down to the Land Rover are slack. The close ups must have been shot with Drew Barrymore suspended from the ceiling while a wind machine is blowing. See more »

Quotes

Jim: You know what, Hooters is to good for you. I'll never bring you there again
Lauren: Oh well then I guess I'll have to get through life without Hooters
Jim: You've been doing a pretty damn good job so far
Lauren: [looks at her breasts] That doesn't make any sense
Jim: [points at Lauren's breasts] No they... I didn't realize they were that big
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References Family Matters (1989) See more »

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You Suck
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 blufrog49See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Familymoon See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,284,031, 25 May 2014

Gross USA:

$46,294,610

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,994,610
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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