'Blended' Trailer Reminds us of The Best Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Movie Moments
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore will star in their third movie together in Blended, a movie about two single parents who hate each other but end up on a vacation in Africa with their kids after what I'm assuming will be some very wacky hijinks.
Sandler and Barrymore's last movie together was nearly a decade ago with 50 First Dates, and their first rom-com together was The Wedding Singer. Sandler's recent movies have seemingly come from the depths of hell themselves (see: Jack and Jill, Grown Ups 2, That's My Boy), so it's hard to be excited for this movie, especially since I can see the terrible Africa jokes coming from a mile away. But hey, it's about a non-traditional family, so that's sort of interesting. And Barrymore and Sandler have always had great chemistry, through the good (The Wedding Singer) and the just okay (50 First Dates), so they might have just enough spark to pull through Blended. Not convinced? Then check out the movie's new trailer. Okay, still not convinced? Then let's go back down memory lane to some of Sandler and Barrymore's best moments from the late '90s and early aughts...
The Beach Boys (50 First Dates)
Having the Beach Boys punctuate the high and low points of Henry and Lucy's relationship is both sweet and heartbreaking, and having Barrymore sing "Wouldn't it Be Nice" when she's happy in love is just as affecting as having Sandler sing it when he's heartbroken.
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Unnecessary Angry Conflict (The Wedding Singer)
Although it's a pretty silly reason for Julia and Robbie to be angry with each other ("I'm taking a job to make money because I thought that's what you wanted!" "No, it's not!"), Sandler and Barrymore sell the moment. Sandler does the whole vaguely-sarcastic-dead-inside schtick, and Barrymore is hurt and disappointed enough to let some music sheets fly.
"Somebody Kill Me Please" (The Wedding Singer)
Robbie's obvious heartbreak/mental breakdown is surprisingly relatable, but Barrymore's slowly disappearing smile during the performance is just as realistic.
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"Grow Old With You" (The Wedding Singer)
Without a doubt, the best Barrymore-Sandler moment, and a classic (but not too cheesy) rom-com moment to boot. Seriously, just watch it and try not to tear up a little.
Sandler's Ukulele Serenade (50 First Dates)
There's no way for it to be Adam Sandler's best serenade to Drew Barrymore's character, but it's pretty close. Summing up your relationship with an amnestic girl in song? That's a pretty sweet moment.