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No Friday Estimates This Week

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  1. movieman says:

    “Blended” is much better than the reviews have indicated.
    Yeah, the humor is too crude and obvious (it’s Sandler, what do you expect?), and the sentimentality is laid on with a trowel.
    But it works–and it does work; I even got misty-eyed a few times–because of the undeniable chemistry between Drew and Adam. She really does bring out the best in him.
    It’s flopping in theaters, but I predict it’s going to do very well on home video. And become a cable perennial.
    It’s sort of this generation’s “Yours, Mine and Ours” or “With Six You Get Eggroll,” neither of which is a “good” movie. Yet, like “Blinded,” they’re kind of irresistible, too.

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