‘Blended’ Trailer: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Reunite Onscreen

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Few actors are as divisive as Adam Sandler, but while the man behind hit comedies like Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy has always had his share of critics, his lucky streak at the box office has hit a bit of a snag lately.

In fact, Sandler’s last live-action starring role – not including last summer’s ensemble comedy Grown Ups 2 – was the disastrous That’s My Boy, which brought in just $37 million domestically against a $70 million production budget. That failure may have signaled that Sandler’s star power has waned, but his next film could very well be the first step in course-correcting his career.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Blended, in which Sandler reunites with his The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates co-star Drew Barrymore. The stars play a couple of mismatched single parents who – after going on a terrible blind date – end up stuck at the same resort in Africa with their kids. Hilarity (and, no doubt, romance) inevitably ensues.

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Based strictly on the trailer, Blended looks like it will offer plenty of Sandler’s trademark slapstick and lowbrow laughs. However, it’s hard to say whether the film will feature the same memorable heart as the two previous Sandler-Barrymore films or if it will manage to make effective use of the demonstrated chemistry between its two leads. The fact that Blended director Frank Coraci was also behind the camera on The Wedding Singer lends fans reason to believe that the pair’s third onscreen pairing will be worth the decade-long wait since Sandler and Barrymore last shared the screen.

However, it’s also possible that Blended will offer little more than the standard Sandler fare. After all, the studio is likely banking on the addition of Barrymore to draw audiences into theaters, and Coraci’s other collaboration with Sandler was the uneven 2006 comedy Click. Moreover, the “blended family” theme of the film is already coming across as pretty heavy-handed even in the trailer.

Of course, it’s far too early to tell if the film will prove a worthwhile endeavor for Sandler and company, but in any case, the film will face stiff competition, as it is set to go up against next summer’s highly anticipated superhero epic X-Men: Days of Future Past.

What do you think of the film’s first trailer, Screen Ranters? Are you looking forward to the Sandler-Barrymore reunion in Blended? Let us know in the comments.

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Blended opens in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. 50 first dates and wedding singer are some of my fav sandler movies

  2. Their chemistry looks weak this time around.

  3. I actually like Sandler’s romcoms better than his other type of movies. His last one with Jennifer Aniston (Just Go With It) was pretty good.

    At least this one has Terry Crewes in it.

  4. Looks ok, better then his last, like, FOUR movies. Im a fan of the old, 90s and early 2000s adam sander films so I am still looking for his next good film.

  5. I think Adam Sandler just wanted to take a vacation to Africa.

  6. this cat annoys me now

  7. lol Adam just wanted his vacation to Africa paid for by someone else. True dat! I still like his older movies but lately he’s just cashing in on his bankability. Haven’t watched any of his latter films.

  8. I have a bad feeling about this movie.
    I ´ve lost my man Sandler…

  9. Actually this looks pretty funny in a cute silly way. I think Sandler is much better when hes not trying so hard and the supporting cast are all pretty funny people.

  10. Lemme guess, the two people get married at the end.

  11. Blanded!

  12. The only Sandler movies that actually were watchable past the age of 13 were The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, so I’ll probably check this out. The premise here looks silly/enjoyable enough.

    Also glad they used “Say It, Just Say It” by The Mowgli’s in the trailer, too.

  13. As a person who actually lives in South Africa (where this movie is clearly set because I know the resort in the trailer – Sun City) I am disappointed at the way some Americans still view our country – all Safari and tribal. In fact most black people residing here are urban and dressand talk as such. They do not wear tribal outfits unless it is for show for tourists. The hotel at which they are staying in this film (The Lost City) is actually a phenominally expensive place, one that only the wealthiest people could possibly afford & yet the film makes it seem like average Americans can afford it – which they can’t – sorry to say. Furthermore, South Africa is actually pretty much first world throughout. Sure there are some expanses of open land, mostly farms, and there are a few wildlife preserves here and there, but surprise surprise – we have lots of big metropolitan areas and suburban areas and whatnot. Also, if you were to come to South Africa you would not encounter only black people. Ha ha! It is a multicultural place and if you were to stay at a place as extravagant as The Lost City, you would probably only see white people. The film looks soooo stupid because I cannot abide how stereotyped they have made our country seem.
    Also … “We’re going to Africa!” … umm do Americans realise that Africa is a massively large continent made up of multiple countries? SO annoying.

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