Parents' Guide to

Blended

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Predictable Sandler/Barrymore comedy has lots of sex jokes.

Movie PG-13 2014 117 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 15+

Not for young viewers

Too many sex jokes for our 11-year old. Sexist themes about a Dad not being able to dress his girls properly and buy the right tampons and a Mom not being able to help her son with baseball and ends up buying her son a centerfold. Lots of boob shaking, a first date at Hooters and talk of masturbation. I am no prude but it was a bit much.
age 17+

Rated PG on Netflix Australia, should be at least M rated. Lots of crude jokes!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (55 ):

Blended is the kind of predictable comedy where all the funniest bits are in the trailer, and the supporting characters are funnier than the leads. The always-hilarious Terry Crews (who uses his muscular body for a unique brand of physical comedy) is the best part of the film as the resort's colorfully dressed singer, Kevin Nealon and trophy wife Jessica Lowe are mildly amusing as the resort's resident sexed-up newlyweds, and the five kids -- including Bella Thorne -- may each make you laugh once as varying stereotypes: the gorgeous girl hiding underneath a terrible unisex haircut and track suit, the adorable youngest girl, the ADHD boy, and his mid-puberty older brother with a thing for the babysitter.

Sandler and Barrymore clearly enjoy working together, but the comedic chemistry they shared in their previous collaborations isn't nearly as charming this time around. They're occasionally "cute" as opposites who attract, but most of the movie is so forgettable, predictable (a few jokes seemed directly cribbed from Modern Family), and broad in terms of the humor (so many masturbation jokes!), that this just isn't the magical reunion that The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates fans hoped to see.

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