Blended is about a father of 3 girls, Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler), who recently lost his wife, and a mother of 2 boys, Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore), who’s recently divorced. They go on a blind date that turns out terrible and somehow they end up in South Africa for a 1-week trip, both families. They even share the same suite. Basically, the movie is about both families trying to blend together while on the trip.
It reminds me of Just go with it starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It’s the same plot because they go on a trip and end up falling in love. Bella Thorne, the girl from Disney’s Shake it up plays the oldest daughter of Jim Friedman, she’s really grown from the little girl she used to be. Terry Crews plays the African performer Nickens. It was a terrible role for him to play. I mean they could have used a less popular actor and he still would have pulled it off. I really don’t know whether Shaquille is trying to enter the movie industry because this is the second movie I’ve seen him after Grown Ups and he’s been crap. He should stick to basketball.
I think Adam Sandler likes to have fun in his movies, he’s done that in his last 4 movies and it’s already cliché, he should come up with something new. The only performance I liked was that of Jim Friedman’s youngest daughter, Lou. She was so cute and adorable.
I’ll give the movie 2 stars.