If we track previous Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore collaborations on a descending curve from the joyous heights of The Wedding Singer to the very mild amusement of 50 First Dates, the maths indicate that Blended will be completely unbearable. The trailer does nothing to dispel this assumption, depicting Sandler and Barrymore as an odd couple who, after loathing one another on their first date, end up accidentally going on holiday together in Africa (the ostrich-racing, safari-driving, jolly-natives part of the continent, luckily). There is not a single laugh to be had in the trailer. The depiction of foreign parts looks despicably patronizing and both performers look seriously ill at ease. Suffice to say, we’re not holding out much hope for this one.
Fri May 23, 2014
Cast and crew
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Terry Crews