Blended

Theatrical Release: May 23, 2014
Blended
Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

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.

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a few couples; several sexual innuendos and double entendres; a comment about wearing a "MILF" dress; a few comments about a teen boy masturbating; rhinos seen breeding; at a restaurant same sex domestic partners are mentioned; references to a woman's privates, mostly referring to it being sore in a sexual way or it being hurt; talk of making love.
Language: G/OMG-30; Crap-3; Slang for breasts-2; D-3; S-2; P-1; B-1; A kid says, "Hell, yeah"; A young girl who is wakened from sleep says, "In the name of Lucifer let me sleep" and it is a running joke that she sometimes talks like the demon in "The Exorcist" movie; Liar-1; I Suck-1; You Suck-1; Moron-1; Idiot-1; Fugly-1; Butthole-3; "Holy S" is mouthed; A few Douche comments; a What the Fudge comment.
Violence: A man rides an ostrich which throws him to the ground; a kid keeps hitting his baseball bat on the ground in anger after striking out; it's intimated that two lions ate a pig in Africa.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes including beer and wine; a drug and sex comment is made as a joke.
Nudity: Strong cleavage in several scenes; woman shakes her cleavage several times; short shorts; Hooters restaurant scene; shirtless man; almost nude model photo found under boy's bed; magazine photo shows woman nude from side with side view of her breast.
Other: A period comment referring to a girl; tension between characters.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Ivan Menchell & Clare Sera
Director: Frank Coraci
Producer: Jack Giarraputo
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 117 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Adam Sandler,
Drew Barrymore,
Wendi McLendon-Covey