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Review: 'Blended' Starring Adam Sandler And Drew Barrymore

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 22, 2014 9:01 AM
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The on-screen pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is one of diminishing returns. The first time they partnered up, on 199-SOMETHING amiable "The Wedding Singer," the chemistry was palpable and it was wrapped in a movie that, in retrospect, is one of the funnier, more charming films in Sandler's oeuvre, doused in melancholy and bejeweled with period detail, while 200-SOMETHING's "50 First Dates" was ickier and less stable (mental deficiencies are so romantic); it was a comedy that was beneath either of them, much less them as a duo. And with this week's "Blended," they've hit rock bottom. "Blended" is probably the worst of the bunch, a movie that is, in its subtle way, as offensive and mean-spirited as anything Sandler has done, but in a way that is so cuddly, there's the possibility it could, somehow, go unnoticed.

Watch: Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Go On Vacation In New Trailer For 'Blended'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:22 AM
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Whether or not you subscribe to the law of diminishing returns, when Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore share the screen together — as they did in “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates” — audiences come out and Warner Bros. hopes that the third time’s the charm with the actors’ third outing together, “Blended,” hitting theaters next month. To keep awareness up, the studio has released another trailer for the comedy.

Watch (If You Dare) The First Trailer For Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore's Rom-Com 'Blended'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 18, 2013 10:00 AM
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Oh, the perils of being a female filmmaker in Hollywood. Finally making her directorial debut after a lifetime in front of the camera with 2009’s charming “Whip It,” Drew Barrymore has struggled to launch a feature length follow-up and though she is returning to the romantic comedy well, it’s not in the manner one would hope.

12 Movie Stars Who Experienced Career Resurrections

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 31, 2013 4:27 PM
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This week “The Dallas Buyers Club” opens (you can read our review here), and it features a riveting, committed, physically gruelling and very likely-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance by Matthew McConaughey. If he is nominated, however, McConaughey will be at least a little in debt to the buzz that’s surrounded him of late as the newest member of what we could call the Comeback Club—that rarefied group of people who have, sometimes on a dime, turned their movie careers around and breathed new life into what was once moribund. It takes a great deal of luck to pull off this trickiest of acts, and for every actor who’s managed to hang onto their newly regained spot on top of the pile for a few years, there are ten who’ve briefly clambered all the way up only to topple off again a moment later.

Drew Barrymore Confirmed For Adam Sandler's Next Paid Vacation/Rom-Com

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2013 6:18 PM
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Spring is coming, which means Adam Sandler needs another paid vacation with his friends, so he's deciding to make a new movie. No, it won't be that western "Ridiculous 6," probably because that would've required changing out of track pants, but instead he'll be gathering up a familiar team for a resort set rom-com. Hooray.

Adam Sandler Dismounts 'Ridiculous 6,' Gets On Board Rom-Com That May Reteam Him With Drew Barrymore

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 22, 2013 9:42 AM
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While some thought that Judd Apatow’s 2009 dramedy “Funny People” could mark a turning point of sorts for Adam Sandler, the comedy star has dedicated the years since to further become the type of actor he lampooned in the viral ads for the Apatow film. And now, Deadline is reporting that he’s thinking about teaming up again with the actress he’s already romanced in two previous films, to diminishing returns.

Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore Are 'Family Guy' Valentines; Terrence Howard & T.I. Book Trips To 'Hawaii Five-O' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 27, 2012 10:43 AM
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In today’s TV roundup, we have casting news regarding a spin-off that no one is asking for, a CBS reboot, and one of Fox’s most successful shows.

Review: 'Big Miracle' Has A Lot of Heart But Not Much Of A Pulse

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 2, 2012 1:03 PM
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In the new true-life eco-adventure "Big Miracle," three gray whales are trapped under a large sheet of ice near Barrow, Alaska (the same town the vampires took over in "30 Days of Night"), drawing nationwide media attention and the political interest of then-president Ronald Reagan, who sees it as a PR coup that could land his Vice President George Bush in the White House. Various groups (Greenpeace, an oil magnate, the indigenous people) seize upon the crisis as an opportunity to push their various agendas, with a single goal in mind: freeing the whales. With so much riding on the situation for so many people, then, it's strange that "Big Miracle" is placid and free of drama, tension, or any kind of stakes. It's so good-natured, its heart so large, that it just merrily swims along; you're never once worried that anything will go wrong.

Imagine That: Todd Solondz Was Called By Drew Barrymore For 'Charlie's Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2011 10:00 AM
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Independent filmmakers dipping their toes and/or being lured by the bigger budgets and better catering tables of studio productions is nothing new. But if there is any director out there who we could never see navigating those waters (without seriously compromising their vision) would be Todd Solodnz, but it seems the bait was dangled at one point.

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