Blended (2014)

A mature ‘from-com’ (family romantic comedy), this film provided far more laughs than expected.

Though the characters seemed like caricatures, the comedy wasn’t compromised. We have 5 kids, 2 single parents and what was obviously a South African government sponsored promotion camouflaged as a holiday.

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore look and act their parts well, but it works because of the ensemble, the exotic setting, the not so predictable scenes and of course, the very expected ones.

Though the cinema was sparsely occupied, everybody seemed in the mood to be ‘blended’. A comedy film works well if you are not the only person laughing (which I sometimes was), but most of the time we all seemed to enjoy the humour.

Fun in Sun City and beyond!

3/5

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