Excerpt: while television Writers Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera have come up with a concept that shifts this one away from Sandler’s other vacation movie (“Just Go With It”), their set up, which takes a considerable amount of screen time, is horrible and their ‘jokes’ puerile.
Excerpt: With “Blended” following the law of diminishing returns, its two stars at least make it more palatable than it should be. It’s not brain surgery, but it didn’t have to feel so lobotomized, either.
Excerpt: Giving Sandler continued access to making one-note witless comedies year after year is the equivalent to applying a homemade stink bomb to a country road skunk’s carcass…it is a waste of time and it does not make much sense at all.
Excerpt: The mixture of romantic comedy, frantic farce, family sitcom, sentimentality and coarseness doesn’t really blend that well. But compared to his last few films, ‘Blended’ is a relief–a new Sandler vehicle that at least doesn’t make you want to retch.