MV5BNzc2ODI5NjAyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzIyOTE4MDE@._V1_SX214_AL_Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

Jim and Lauren are both single parents. They meet on a blind date, which turns out to be a disaster. But fate throws them together again, this time at a family holiday resort in Africa. They try to avoid each other and concentrate on spending quality time with their children. But they have more in common than they thought, and are drawn together.

Although this film is rated M, it seems like a G-rated family flick. And like most family movies: all information about the characters is laid out before you in the first 15 minutes; everything is bigger and brighter than in real life (where is this LA-style African holiday resort??); people are ridiculous; what happens to these people is ridiculous; and you know how it’s going to end all the way through – even the surprises are not surprises.

This is quite a good family movie with a couple of great one-liners. But all-in-all it lacks maturity and, in my opinion, is a very disappointing romantic comedy, especially considering that it features two of the best romantic comedy actors around.


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