Blended 2014 6 out of 10
The box office shine has definitely fallen off of Adam Sandler lately. This movie would have been a guaranteed box office hit about 5 years ago with the re-teaming of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. On screen duo that worked so well in The Wedding Singer and even better in 50 First Dates. The duo still has a strange and yet delightful onscreen chemistry --but this time nobody showed up at the box office.
I remember loving the trailer for this comedy and wanting to see it when it came out in the theaters---but I never got around to it. It was a good family comedy about a couple of single parents that hate each other at first and then predictable fall in love after being forced to spend a African vacation together. The movie had some funny moments and some sweet moments as the couple grew to like each other. Their characters actually fit as a family as they both added something to each others lives. The problem is that all of the best moments from the film were in the trailers --so there really weren't any surprises . All in all it was good, but not great and definitely not on the level of the over the top too silly too believe, yet great Just Go With It which you can read my thoughts on below.
Here is the trailer for the film which has all the best parts