The first trailer for Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Blended didn’t quite sell me on the upcoming romantic comedy. However, this second full trailer seems to have done the trick. I don’t know if it was Sandler and Barrymore’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon last month, where they performed the hilarious and heartwarming “Every 10 Years” ode to the films they’ve done together that buttered me up, or whether this is just a better cut trailer. Either way, I’m open to seeing this film now. Here's a short synopsis if you're unfamiliar with the premise of the new film:
After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
I’ve steered clear of obvious Sandler stinkers, but felt quite burned after two Grown Ups films that had similarly promising reunions with Sandler’s former SNL castmates. But Sandler and Barrymore didn’t fail me with The Wedding Singer or 50 First Dates, and this movie was directed by Wedding Singer helmer Frank Coraci. So I’m cautiously optimistic about this one.
Blended hits theaters May 23rd. I’ve also included the video of Sandler and Barrymore’s performance of “Every 10 Years” below the trailer in case you missed it.