Sunday, 1 June 2014

Film Review - Blended

A Raw Mix

Film: Blended
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Duration: 1 hr 57 mins
Rating: * 1 / 2

After travesties like Jack and Jill, Grown Ups 2 in the last couple of years, Adam Sandler is back with yet another dull and dreary film. Thankfully, it also has the charming Drew Barrymore to lighten the burden just a bit.  

Most Sandler films in recent time are like Akshay Kumar or Sajid Khan equivalent of English film. They hardly have a story or a comprehensible plot and character development is a even rarer occurrence. 

Jim (Sandler) is a caring single parent who happens to go on a blind date with Lauren (Barrymore) who is a single mom, that outing doesn’t go very well. They happen to have common friends and both of them, along with their families land up in Africa for a holiday (don’t ask for the logic how that happens). 

Expectedly, cupid strikes when they realize how caring and lovable the other person is. The only surprise is a two minute cameo by the South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, the rest of 115 minutes are as predictable as they can get. 

Terry Crews as a singer of band who makes an appearance from time to time provides some entertainment; I wouldn’t mind watching a film with him in the lead.  But meanwhile this one is strictly for those seeking fluffy entertainment. 

Published in The Navhind Times on 1st Jun 2014

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