Golden Globe winner Drew Barrymore and Golden Globe nominee Adam Sandler are together again in the romantic comedy film Blended, making this their third comedy collaboration. It was directed by Frank Coraci, who previously collaborated with Sandler and Barrymore on The Wedding Singer. The film stars Barrymore as Lauren and Sandler as Jim, alongside Wendi McLendon-Covey as Lauren’s best friend, Jen, and Joel McHale as her unreliable ex-husband, Mark. Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe star as Eddy and Ginger, an overly romantic couple who are also vacationing at the resort, and Terry Crews stars as the resort’s singing host. Dan Patrick appears as Jim’s boss, Dick; and Shaquille O’Neal as his coworker, Doug. Playing Jim’s three daughters are Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann and Alyvia Alyn Lind. Kyle Red Silverstein and Braxton Beckham appear as Lauren’s two sons.
Divorcée Lauren Reynolds and widower Jim Friedman meet on a blind date, but it ends up being a disaster. Afterward, they both agree they never want to see each other again. However when Lauren’s best friend Jen breaks up with her boyfriend, who happens to be Jim’s boss, the two separately take over the ex-couple’s planned trip to Africa. While Lauren brings her two boys, Brendan and Tyler, Jim brings along his daughters, Hilary, Espn and Lou. Upon arrival at the luxurious African safari resort, each family is ready for a fabulous vacation with their kids until they find out that they are stuck sharing a suite for a week. At first it is a nightmare family vacation, but then Jim and Lauren slowly start to fall for each other after spending time together. Could it be that what makes them so different blends them together into a perfect match?
DVD and Blu-ray special features include a gag reel, deleted scenes and featurettes: “Adam and Drew: Back Together Again,” “Bella Thorne’s Makeover” and “Georgia.” Exclusive to Blu-ray are more featurettes: “Safari,” “Animals,” “Parasailing,” “Ostriches,” “Dick’s Customer Service,” “Herlihopps: Basketball Actor” and “Nickens.”
- Adam Sandler as Jim Friedman
- Drew Barrymore as Lauren Reynolds
- Bella Thorne as Hillary "Larry" Friedman
- Emma Fuhrmann as Espn Friedman
- Braxton Beckham as Brendan Reynolds
- Alyvia Alyn Lind as Lou Friedman
- Kyle Red Silverstein as Tyler Reynolds
- Shaquille O'Neal as Doug
- Terry Crews as Nickens
- Abdoulaye N'Gom as Mfana
- Joel McHale as Mark
- Wendi McLendon-Covey as Jen
- Kevin Nealon as Eddy
- Jessica Lowe as Ginger
- Zak Henri as Jake
- Dan Patrick as Dick
- Lauren Lapkus as Tracy
- Alexis Arquette as Georgina
- Allen Covert as 220 Tom
- Mary Pat Gleason as Pharmacy Cashier
DVD Special Features:
- Adam and Drew: Back Together Again
- Bella Thorne’s Makeover
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- Dick’s Customer Service
- Herlihopps: Basketball Actor
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