Let Us Outsource Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore’s ‘Blended’ To This Two-Week-Old Review In The New York Times
We don’t like to slag on things we haven’t seen, but some months ago, we watched the trailer for Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Blended … twice. We immediately drank a bottle of Layer Cake, as it was 3 p.m. somewhere. My god, the amount of shit Adam Sandler was smearing on our faces, right there on our upper lip.
Later, we went and saw Anchorman 2, and wondered how the audience could be sincerely and heartily laughing along, but the answer was “that audience was very stupid,” and we knew that because they laughed at the Blended trailer too.
Now — well, two weeks ago actually, FUCK YOU WE WERE IN MEXICO, AND WE WERE BUSY HIRING SARA BENINCASA OKAY? — A.O. Scott of the New York Times has come along to watch it for us, while hitting himself in the face with a hammer. Some highlights, from his review.
- I will not dwell on the offensive aspects of “Blended,” the new Adam Sandler comedy: its retrograde gender politics; its delight in the humiliation of children; its sentimental hypocrisy about male behavior; its quasi-zoological depiction of Africans as servile, dancing, drum-playing simpletons; its … I’m sorry.
- Two rhinos are seen copulating by the side of a swimming pool, and someone has the wit to say, “That’s not something you see in New Jersey.”
- There are comedians who mine their own insecurities for material. Mr. Sandler, in his recent films, compensates for his by building monuments to his own ego. In “Blended,” he once again proclaims himself both über-doofus and ultimate mensch, disguising his tireless bullying in childish voices and the ironclad alibis of fatherhood and grief.
- “Blended” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid.
This has been Your Day In Two-Week-Old A.O. Scott Reviews Of Adam Sandler Movies.