Drew Barrymore is radiant on screen as Lauren in Blended. (Warner Bros. PIctures)
In the comedy Blended, we see a collaboration between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore for a third time.
We first saw them work together in The Wedding Singer (1998) and then 50 First Dates (2004).
Blended starts off awkward and slow paced, but it eventually turns into an adventure for the entire family. After a boring blind date, Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore), continue to bump into each other – first at the local store and then during a trip to Africa.
Then, while in Africa, both Jim and his kids (three tomboyish girls) and Lauren and her kids (two boys) run into one another. What was sour at first soon becomes an adventurous ride against a backdrop of beautiful scenic views in South Africa. The families engage with one another while doing different outdoor activities, and the rest is history.
Because of Barrymore’s charm in front of the camera, as well as her radiant beauty, and the gorgeous African scenery, Blended is a fun film for the entire family.
Here are three reasons why you should see Blended:
Drew Barrymore: At the age of 39, Barrymore looks beyond stunning. Her physique and beauty have never been so appealing. Consequently, she is one of the reasons why you should go see Blended, with Barrymore in a leading role. She’s charming from beginning to end: acting skills, camera presence and a contagious smile, among other things. She also plays the perfect mom.
Scenic Views: Some of the scenes were filmed in the state of Georgia, but the majority of the movie was shot in South Africa. This was a real treat, seeing so many wild animals in their natural habitat. We especially get to witness this when Barrymore is parasailing over land (which is one of the most comical segments of Blended).
Family: Blended is a family-oriented piece because it showcases the challenges and triumphs of leading a family as a single parent. Jim is a close-minded father of three girls, while Lauren is a perfectionist who mothers two boys. Everything you can imagine – from daily family troubles, headaches and adventures – happens in Blended, which everyone can relate to.
Blended is currently in theaters.