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Blended (2014)

  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 5,783 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 23 May 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 117 min
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Blended (2014)

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  • IMDb page: Blended (2014)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 5,783 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 23 May 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 117 min
  • Filming Location: South Africa
  • Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $38,245,840 (USA) (11 June 2014)
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Rupert Gregson-Williams   
  • Soundtrack: Sunrise Mpumalanga
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Cricket | Giraffe | Lion | Elephant | Box Office Flop

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Ivan Menchell 
  • Clare Sera 

Known Trivia

  • South African Cricketer and one of the best fast bowler in world “Dale Steyn” will feature a cameo in this Film. 56 of 74 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The Lost City (at Sun City) where the family’s are staying is in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This game reserve does not have Lions due to its size and the fact that it cannot be fenced off. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Errors in geography: All of the cars in "New Jersey" had Connecticut license plates.

Plot: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Full summary »  »

Story: After a blind date gone horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree they never, ever want to see each other again. Well, that’s all about to change when the two find themselves and their respective families (including children) all stuck together in one suite at an African Safari vacation spot. Written byDeAlan Wilson /


Synopsis: In the opening scene, Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore) in the bathroom of a Hooters eatery, talking to her kids’ babysitter Tracy (Lauren Lupkus). Lauren’s on a blind date isn’t going well while Tracy is dealing with Lauren’s rowdy sons Brendan (Braxton Beckham) and Tyler (Kyle Red Silverstein). Tyler is waving a burning T-shirt and Brendan uses a fire extinguisher on it, and then on Tracy.

Lauren goes back to her date with Jim Reynolds (Adam Sandler), who drank her beer and then only focuses on the TV instead of her. He also pays more attention to the sexy waitresses that bring him cheese sticks in the shape of a heart. Jim offers Lauren some buffalo shrimp with hot sauce. It proves too hot for Lauren and she spits it out, then has to drink French onion soup to cool off. Jim uses an emergency excuse to bail on the date and ditch Lauren.

Lauren complains about the date to her best friend Jen (Wendi McClendon-Covey). We learn that Lauren is divorced and she wishes she could have tried harder to make the marriage work.

Jim works at Dick’s Sporting Goods with his buddy Doug (Shaquille O’Neal) and he has three daughters – Hilary (Bella Thorne), who is mistaken for a boy frequently due to her tomboyish appearance (it doesn’t help that Jim refers to her as Larry); Espn (Emma Fuhrmann), who claims to be able to talk to her deceased mother and is also named after Jim’s favorite channel; and Lou (Alyvia Alyn Lind), who is wild and adorable. She also misses her mother.

Brendan is Lauren’s older son with a perverted crush on Tracy (he cut a picture of her head and taped it to a centerfold), while Tyler plays Little League baseball but isn’t good, and his failures cause him to throw tantrums. Lauren’s ex-husband Mark (Joel McHale) shows up every now and then, with the boys expecting him to spend time with them, but he always blows them off for work. Brendan is especially protective of his mother not seeing other men, getting defensive when going through his mother’s email to find out about Jim.

Jim and Lauren run into each other at the store since Jim needed to grab tampons for Hilary and Lauren wanted to replace the centerfold pic since she tore it up. They argue again and leave.

Jim goes to Lauren’s house since the lady at the store mixed up their credit cards. Jen comes in complaining that she broke up with her boyfriend Dick because he has five kids and he wanted her to meet them on their planned trip to Africa. Jim learns that this Dick is also his boss, so while Lauren asks Jen to let her go on the trip, Jim calls Dick to ask him to sell the trip to him. Both Jim and Lauren excitedly exclaim that they’re going to Africa with their kids.

Both families arrive in Africa, and neither Jim nor Lauren is happy to see the other. To make things more awkward, they are put in a romantic suite while the kids stay in their own room.

The families are put together for a "blended familymoon", where they get together with other couples, including the very oversexed Eddy (Kevin Nealon) and Ginger (Jessica Lowe), with Eddy’s teenage son Jake (Zak Henri), with whom Hilary is smitten. Their host is Mfana (Abdoulaye NGom), while they are frequently followed by the African performer Nickens (Terry Crews) and his band.

The kids make an awkward impression with each other, with Brendan calling his mom "hot", and the others not knowing how to react to Espn acting like her mom is there with her. Over time, they begin to bond with each other and each other’s parents. However, when Hilary tries to catch Jake’s attention, Jim embarrasses her during a basketball game, causing her to run away crying.

Jim takes Tyler to ride ostriches, to Lauren’s horror. Jim is thrown off the ostrich but Tyler claims he’s having the best day of his life. When the boy wants to go parasailing, Lauren opts to try it out first. She enjoys herself until the van pulling her runs out of gas. Jim tells her to move her legs to make the landing easier, but the parachute knocks him down.

Before dinner, Lauren brings Hilary to a salon to get a makeover to impress Jake. She comes out looking very beautiful, and she indeed catches Jake’s eye, although Jim is not happy with Lauren trying to manage his daughter. They argue briefly, making everyone at the table leave, but they chill out.

Jim and Lauren warm up to each other as time passes. They inadvertently get together for a couples massage and have fun with each other while Eddy and Ginger fool around inappropriately. Afterwards, Lou asks Lauren to put her to bed. She does so and sings "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", with Espn and Hilary listening in as well. She kisses them goodnight and leaves.

Jim bonds with Lauren’s boys by practicing playing ball with Tyler using a cricket bat and the help of Dale Steyn. The boy manages to hit the ball on his third try. Jim then does some boxing with Brendan since he knows the boy wants to take out some frustration on him.

On the last night on the trip, Lauren puts on a beautiful black dress that she admired earlier which Jen bought (actually stole) for her. She wears it that evening, stunning everyone (except Brendan). Jim and Lauren are sat down for a romantic dinner while the kids are having fun. A little band of monkeys entertain the couple. They nearly kiss but Jim pulls back, unable to do it.

Everybody returns home. Lauren laments not getting to be with Jim, and then she finds out that Jen is giving Dick a second chance, now willing to meet his kids. Hilary is keeping in touch with Jake, even though he lives in Vancouver. Jim realizes he misses Lauren and that he’s fallen in love with her. Although Espn is not fully ready to move on from her mother’s passing, she also doesn’t want her dad to lose Lauren. At the kids’ behest, Jim goes to Lauren’s house to give her flowers, only to find Mark there, pretending to be back with Lauren. Tyler gets excited to see Jim and wants to play ball, but Jim sadly leaves and Mark bails on his son again. He later tries to make a move on Lauren, but she refuses since he has continuously failed to be a good father.

That following Saturday, Lauren and Brendan go to support Tyler at his game, along with Jen, Dick, and his kids. Mark, once again, is a no-show. Jim and his daughters arrive to show encouragement, inspiring Tyler to hit the ball. Although he has no idea what he’s doing, he makes it all the way back to home base, allowing his team to win. His teammates cheer and carry Tyler proudly. Jim then finds Lauren and they admit to wanting to be together, and they finally kiss, to the happiness of their kids.

The final scenes shows Nickens and his band singing in a hot air balloon over the field. Nickens nearly falls out, but he’s pulled back in safely.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Barry Bernardi known as executive producer
  • Bryan Brucks known as co-producer
  • Allen Covert known as executive producer
  • Jack Giarraputo known as producer
  • Kevin Grady known as co-producer
  • Genevieve Hofmeyr known as supervising producer: South Africa
  • Mike Karz known as producer
  • Aimee Keen known as co-producer
  • Steve Koren known as executive producer
  • Adam Sandler known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Adam Sandler known as Jim
  • Drew Barrymore known as Lauren
  • Kevin Nealon known as Eddy
  • Terry Crews known as Nickens
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey known as Jen
  • Emma Fuhrmann known as Espn
  • Bella Thorne known as Hilary
  • Braxton Beckham known as Brendan
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind known as Lou
  • Joel McHale known as Mark
  • Abdoulaye NGom known as Mfana
  • Kyle Red Silverstein known as Tyler
  • Zak Henri known as Jake
  • Jessica Lowe known as Ginger
  • Shaquille O'Neal known as Doug
  • Dan Patrick known as Dick
  • Jackie Sandler known as Hollywood Stepmom (as Jacqueline Sandler)
  • Sunny Sandler known as Wall Street Stepdaughter
  • Sadie Sandler known as Little League Announcer
  • Judith Sandler known as Little League Annoucer's Grandma
  • Alexis Arquette known as Georgina
  • Katheryn Cain known as British Stepmom
  • Susan Yeagley known as Southern Stepmom
  • Aimee Goldsmith known as Wall Street Stepmom
  • Mary Pat Gleason known as Pharmacy Cashier
  • Dale Steyn known as Dale
  • Allen Covert known as 220 Tom
  • Tim Herlihy known as Basketball Dad
  • Hugo McKerron known as Basketball Son
  • Jared Sandler known as Cute Teenage Boy
  • Chris April known as Safety Director
  • Vivian Shabalala known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Zenzozenkosi Dubazane known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Albert Mhlongo known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Anold Ndloxu known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Thokozani Duma known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Goodwill Ngwane known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Jabulani Dludla known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Inos Phungula known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Wellington Mncube known as Thathoo Harmony Group
  • Josette Eales known as Massage Instructor
  • Lauren Lapkus known as Tracy
  • Anna Colwell known as Bubbles
  • Marissa Raisor known as Bethany
  • Ashley Pike known as Britney
  • Casey Luckey known as Bunny
  • Jonathan Loughran known as Umpire
  • Chris Titone known as Umpire
  • Rob Moran known as Baseball Dad
  • Michael Buscemi known as Baseball Dad
  • Max Karz known as Little League Pitcher
  • Jackie Goldston known as Closet Client
  • Joey Karz known as Client's Son
  • Dylan Karz known as Client's Son
  • Simon Sibonelo Vilakazi known as Waiter
  • Gregg Bright known as Wall Street Husband
  • Hannah Covert known as Dick's Kid #1
  • Abigail Covert known as Face Painting Girl
  • Nikki Walker known as African Storyteller
  • Mikayla Park known as Kissing Woman in Boat
  • Cullen Tonry known as Little Boy (as Cullen Deuce Tonry)
  • Dambuza Mdledle known as African Barber
  • Zwelithin Mathebula known as Villager
  • Ishmael Kakasa known as Villager
  • Isaac Kakasa known as Villager
  • Robert Harvey known as Baseball Fan
  • Bill Romanowski known as Baseball Fan
  • Wadette Bradford known as Sensual Massage Couple Young Woman (uncredited)
  • Richie Fearn known as Spectator (uncredited)
  • Christine Horn known as Tribal Villager (uncredited)
  • Bomber Hurley-Smith known as Starbucks Customer (uncredited)
  • Dov Markowich known as Starbucks Barista (uncredited)
  • Emmanuel Matasaru known as Dick's Sporting Good's Co Worker (uncredited)
  • Rachel McFadden known as Hooters Customer (uncredited)
  • Joana Mensah-Woode known as Tribal Villager (uncredited)
  • Elise Quintana known as Hooters Girl (uncredited)
  • Chelsea Small known as Tampon Girl (uncredited)
  • Ben Smith known as Cricket Player (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Lance Aldredge known as hair stylist
  • Debra L. Ferullo known as makeup artist: Drew Barrymore
  • Daniel Howell known as hair stylist: Drew Barrymore
  • Samantha Katzen known as makeup artist
  • Micah Laine known as makeup artist (makeup artist)
  • Maynard Matthews known as hairstylist
  • Sulet Meintjes known as assistant makeup artist (as Sulet Dreyer)
  • Ann Pala known as makeup department head
  • Valerie Patterson known as additional makeup artist
  • Simone Stubbs known as key hairstylist
  • Brandon Swanepoel known as hair stylist
  • Tyron Sweeney known as hair stylist
  • Megan Tanner known as key hair supervisor
  • Jose Zamora known as key hairstylist USA

Art Department:

  • Lauren Adams known as art department coordinator
  • Chuck Askerneese known as assistant property master
  • Cliff Battle known as metal fabricator
  • Genevieve Bevan-John known as assistant standby props
  • Cameron Blake known as art department
  • Maxwell Britton known as set dresser
  • Sam Carter known as set dresser
  • Maria Constantinides known as construction coordinator
  • Emma Eunson known as set dresser
  • Dustin Fletcher known as props
  • Catherine Gaum known as set designer
  • Karen Gerbs known as set decoration buyer
  • Shawn M. Gray known as props
  • Kaitlyn Hamby known as utility
  • Rob Hamby known as propmaker
  • Rich Koll known as general foreman
  • Ryan Kutch known as on set dresser
  • Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. known as carpenter
  • Eliot Levin known as props
  • Arlo Markantonatos known as local property master
  • Chuck McCourt known as set dresser
  • Moray McGregor known as set dressing standby
  • Drew Monahan known as assistant art director
  • Frederick Mpuuga known as storyboard artist
  • David H. Nash known as construction coordinator
  • Mark Nave known as metal foreman
  • Joel Prihoda known as leadman
  • Amelia Roberta Ramirez known as additional props assistant
  • Vera Smith known as set decoration buyer
  • Ulf Suhrmuller known as on-set coordinator
  • Mike Sullivan known as scenic charge artist
  • Jennifer Wang known as set decoration coordinator
  • Jerry West known as key greensman
  • Tim Wilcox known as digital illustrator
  • Timothy S. Wiles known as property master
  • Nick Yu known as set decorating assistant




Production Companies:

  • Warner Brothers
  • Gulfstream Pictures
  • Happy Madison Productions
  • Karz Entertainment
  • Warner Bros.

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • FotoKem  production dailies
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Moonlighting Films  production services: South Africa
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  digital intermediate services
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack


  • InterCom (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI)

Visual Effects by:

  • Jason Arrieta known as digital compositor
  • Dave Clark known as digital compositor
  • Elayaraja known as visual effects coordinator
  • Devin Fairbairn known as visual effects producer (Match the Motion)
  • Jason Funk known as visual effects artist
  • Sarang Gangapurkar known as digital artist
  • Pooya Ghobadpour known as lighting technical director
  • Rishabh Gondane known as digital artist
  • Dhruv Govil known as pipeline
  • Roopesh Gujar known as visual effects: executive producer
  • Ashok Gunjal known as digital artist
  • Christian Hejnal known as visual effects producer
  • Seth Hill known as matte painter
  • Kareem K.H. known as digital compositor
  • Joey Kadin known as systems administrator
  • Jessica Kain known as senior production services technician
  • Vikram Kale known as digital compositor
  • Michael Killoren known as associate production manager
  • Jin Yong Kim known as senior tracking artist
  • Marvin Kim known as model supervisor
  • Vadim Kiyaev known as character rigging td
  • Swati Kumbhar known as digital artist
  • Kurt Lawson known as digital compositor: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Sean Looper known as senior software engineer: SPI
  • Matt McFarland known as Digital Intermediate Colorist
  • Abhishek More known as visual effects key executive producer
  • Jesse Morrow known as visual effects artist
  • Sumit Mukherjee known as digital artist
  • Angel Orlando known as senior production services technician
  • Pavan Kumar Potluri known as paint supervisor
  • Rebecca Rinn known as digital production manager: SPI
  • Mohit Salunke known as digital compositor
  • Dipankar Sarkar known as visual effects coordinator
  • Vinod Sathe known as digital compositor: lead compositor
  • Vinod Sathe known as lead compositor
  • Dane Allan Smith known as visual effects consultant
  • Suresh known as visual effects coordinator
  • Ravindra Tamhankar known as digital compositor
  • Umesh Tawade known as digital artist
  • Peter G. Travers known as visual effects supervisor
  • John B. Wallace known as texture supervisor
  • Sean Ware known as visual effects producer
  • Jay Warren known as digital intermediates visual effects producer
  • Andrea Lackey Pace known as executive director of production services and resources (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and language



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