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'Blended,' with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, is fun
'Blended,' with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, is fun

It could have been a bit smarter and a lot shorter, but "Blended," the third big-screen pairing for Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore (after "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates"), is a fun, often funny, largely enjoyable romp. The trick: Manage your expectations. Following a disastrous first date at, of all places, Hooters, single parents Jim Friedman (Sandler) and Lauren Reynolds (Barrymore) accidentally find themselves and their kids stuck sharing an exotic vacation — one expressly designed for all kinds of blended families — at a safari resort in South Africa. How they get there is a long, not credible story, one best not over analyzed. ...

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