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Frank Coraci, a longtime Sandler collaborator, directs the film, which has drawn predictably dire reviews.

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Published: Thu 12 Jun 2014, 11:26 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:28 PM

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore team up for the third time after pairing off successfully in The Wedding Singer (1998) and 50 First Dates (2004).

This time around, the duo play Jim and Lauren, single parents who go on an atrocious first date and vow never to repeat their mistake.

However, fate has different plans in store – and soon they find themselves stuck together, families in tow, on an African safari holiday of a lifetime.

Frank Coraci, a longtime Sandler collaborator, directs the film, which has drawn predictably dire reviews for the much-criticised comic actor.

“(It’s) a rehash of Adam Sandler’s 2011 comedy Just Go With It, only without Jennifer Aniston and without laughs,” said Mick LaSalle of The San Francisco Chronicle.

“Most of Blended has the look and pacing of a sitcom filmed by a bunch of eighth graders and conceived by their less bright classmates,” said A.O. Scott of The New York Times.

Blended currently has a 14% rating on rottentomatoes.com and a 6.0/10 rating on imdb.com.

trivia

  • South African cricketer Dale Steyn makes a cameo in the film, which also stars retired NBA basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.



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