Drew returns to Rom-com

Drew returns to Rom-com
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler star in the comedy Blended.

Drew Barrymore has been one of Hollywood's queens of romantic comedy for more than a decade now, having starred in more than 10 of them.

The 39-year-old, who took a short hiatus for motherhood, is back in the genre, scoring a hat-trick with Adam Sandler in Blended, which opens here tomorrow.

The actors first had amazing success in 1998's The Wedding Singer, and reunited six years later with 50 First Dates.

In Blended, Barrymore and Sandler play single parents who, after a disastrous blind date, inexplicably end up together on a vacation with their children at a South African resort.

Sandler may have the honour of being Barrymore's most frequent co-star, but how does the 47-year-old comedian stack up against her former rom-com partners?

ADAM SANDLER

He was, once upon a time, rather appealing, thanks to the characters he played.

For instance, he was sweet and adorable in The Wedding Singer, which was further enhanced by his chemistry with bubbly Barrymore.

But it is obvious he has finally started to lose his charm, with his last few movies failing to achieve the box-office highs that one would associate with a Sandler comedy.

That's My Boy (2012), which cost US$70 million (S$88 million), only grossed US$37 million domestically.

Even though fans are getting tired of Sandler, it doesn't look like he's planning to step up his game.

He blatantly told US TV host Jimmy Kimmel that his movies are essentially just paid vacations since 50 First Dates.

Verdict: 4/10

With such a complacent, lazy attitude, why should we continue to part with our money for his movies?

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