After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week in “Blended,” the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
This comedy has its sweet moments. It features Adam Sandler’s character, Jim, trying to be a father to Lauren’s (Drew Barrymore) kids, especially her young son who needs batting instructions for baseball. Their real father, Mark, is estranged from Lauren and doesn’t take time to be the dad he needs to be. After a blind date at Hooters, it looks pretty hopeless for Jim and Lauren but fate has their paths cross again and slowly their families and the two of them begin to blend. Lauren helps Jim’s teenage daughter start to look more like a girl instead of a guy, due to her previous hair style, and when she takes her to a salon her kids begin to realize Jim has a good side they may have previously overlooked.
Despite the romance and funny moments in the film, the sex and language categories cross our acceptable line so unfortunately “Blended” is outside the perimeters for our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.