Movie Reviewer: Danyale Cross
WELCOME TO AFRICA!
And he’s at it again! Adam Sandler brings together a family comedy that will make everyone say the, “L”, word. So, yes! Love is in the air again for both actors Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler who has played along side each other in several famous movies. The meaning behind Adams new movie is to bring together two strange families so that they can learn about one another and survive in the African Safari and Blended Family Resort vacation trip.
Their frustration and hatred for one another all started at Hooters. Yes! Jim (Adam Sandler) goes on a blind date with Lauren (Drew Barrymore) at Hooters and it gets worse from there as their personal lives, drama, and sarcasm gets in the way. Throughout the movie Adam is a widower due to the fact that his wife died battling cancer. He has three girls, Hilary (Bella Thorne), Espn (Emma Fuhrman) and Lou (Alyvia Alyn Lind). And as for Lauren she is a divorced mother of two boys, Brendan (Braxton Beckmam) and Tyler (Kyle Red Silverstein). And it will also surprise you that not only does Adam Sandler has Shaquille O’Neal and Terry Crews play their crazy and hilarious role in the film, but Little League Announcer (Sadie Sandler) Adam Sandler daughter has contributed a small role in the film as well.
The main setting of the film is basically set in Africa as it shows nature, wildlife animals beauty and the culture of Africa. From Zebras to Elephants, Ostriches, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, monkeys playing violins and many more wildlife animals has been shown in the film. Both families is accommodated by another family which they all soon grew closer to one another during their stay in Africa. Their adventure in Africa came with a lot of hilarious blended family activities like, Ostrich rodeo riding, face painting, boxing, basketball, parachute gliding across Africa and even couples massages group.
This family comedy will have you laughing and singing a long and even dancing to the rhythm of the African songs sung by Terry Crews himself. Even though their differences seems to set them apart, they soon realize that the are better together and need one another, especially Jim (Adam Sandler) and Lauren (Drew Barrymore). As stated by Mfana (Abdoulaye NGom) the tour guide and hotel activities manager through out the movie states, “Lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend.” A second chance at love is all it takes to enjoy life and live in the moment.