Blended

In this bawdy, ugly farce a widowed father (Adam Sandler) goes on a disastrous blind date with a single mom (Drew Barrymore) only to wind up sharing a hotel room with her when their families are accidentally booked on the same African vacation. As their dysfunctional kids bond, the two gradually fall for each other; the film is sweet in stretches, but screenwriters Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera deflate every sentimental gesture with a sophomoric quip. Unlike comic greats Groucho Marx and Jerry Lewis, who deflected sincerity with style and impudence, Sandler is simply cruel; his movies would be more likable if the jokes weren’t so mean-spirited and the characters such sexist and racist caricatures. Frank Coraci directed; with Kevin Nealon and Terry Crews.