Blended has nothing new in terms of its story. It is about two single parents with a bunch of kids between them, who come together finally as a family. The way the story is told has nothing new to offer either. There are the bonding moments with the other person’s kids and the sentimental moments when the two people realise they could be good for each other. You can see the ending even as the first scene begins. But there is a comfort in that too. Just like kids love the same fairy tale over and over again, a familiar story makes for the least stressful watching experience. No tension, no tears, just a happy unfolding of predictable events.
You have to remember this is an Adam Sandler movie so there will be gross jokes but there are very few so that makes it tolerable. There are a lot of funny and senti meoments which keep you involved.The really funny part of the movie is a an African chorus which is like the alter ego fo a Greek chorus with a crazy lead singer and it keeps the laughs coming.
The movie is like an advertorial for Sun City in South Africa and it does its job so effectively that we have nearly booked our next vacation there.
If you want a to spend 2 pleasant hours being mildly entertained then Blended will work for you. There is nothing clever here or smart or comples. Just a simple well known story nicely told and sometimes really thats all you want.view less