Divorcee Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore) and widower Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler) go on a disastrous first date, but they keep running into each other and things slowly improve… The stars’ third romantic comedy together has an unusual quality for a Sandler movie – charm. There may not be enough of a story for a two-hour running time, but the actors keep it lively and there are scattered laughs as two unwieldy families try to blend. A journey to South Africa is a welcome change of location, but it’s awfully stereotypical as so much else in Sandler’s movies.
2014-U.S. 117 min. Color. Directed by Frank Coraci. Cast: Adam Sandler (Jim Friedman), Drew Barrymore (Lauren Reynolds), Kevin Nealon (Eddy), Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Emma Fuhrmann… Joel McHale, Shaquille O’Neal.