Blended Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Blended

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Sexual references and crude humour.

  • The pitch:

    A strange mix.

  • Starring:

    Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Emma Fuhrmann, Bella Thorne, Braxton Beckham, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Zak Henri

  • Directed by:

    Frank Coraci

  • Running time:

    117 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A child's head is hit against wall, doors. People are fire extinguished, shoved, shouldered, stood on, punched (boxing), thrown through the air, hit. A child throws tantrums. A man is thrown from a quad-bike. Animals eat another animal (implied). Burning objects, stolen item. Avalanche, husband shot himself, Nazis mentioned. Step-parents discuss how much their step-children hate them/want them dead. Yelling, shouting, screaming.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, ogling, couples massaging, breast-grabbing. A couple fall into a tent to have (implied) sex. Animal sex. Skimpy clothing, woman in bra, girl in underclothes, cleavage, shirtless ean, swimwear. Pornographic centrefold, magazines and video title cards. Masturbation mentioned. References to sex and lesbianism. Suggestive dancing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Roofies, Ritalin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling, belittling. Slang for genitals. Gender, African stereotypes. Jokes about homosexuality, disability, relationships, masturbation, sex, weight. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Dating, social media, Little League, Africa, vacations, single parenting, father-daughter relationships, blended families, imaginary friends, basketball, quad-biking, ostrich-racing, adventure, blind dates, tomboys, cricket.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Ex-spouses, divorce, deceased wife, cancer mentioned. Toilets, spitting, urinating. Shrimp eaten. Lions, giraffe, rabbit, ostriches, cheetah, hippos, elephants, rhinos, goats, bush pig, monkeys. Extra footage during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Pleasant, amusing, sweet, slapstick, sentimental, tolerable. Obvious chemistry between leads, gorgeous countryside, manages some poignancy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Messy, clunky, contrived, tasteless, formulaic, dumb, clichéd, mediocre, predictable, routine, awkward, artificial, lazy, unfunny, boring, sloppy, nonsensical. Stilted pacing, poor editing, some thuddingly unfunny/uncomfortable jokes/caricatures, one-note children.

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