In this case, Jim Friedman (Sandler) and Lauren Reynolds (Barrymore) are two single parents who've obviously avoided the dating scene until finally meeting each other as a blind date in, of all places, a Hooters Restaurant.
As one might expect, the date doesn't exactly go well and the two go on their merry way only to run into each other again, now with their children in tow, at a safari resort in South Africa.
There will be moments of absolutely juvenile humor often either immediately preceded or followed by brief heartwarming moments.
You will get ridiculously inappropriate scenes followed by heartwarming explanations for those scenes.
It wasn't until Sandler's I found myself hopeful after that film that Sandler was working his way back into serving up the humor that his fans love while also returning to the heart-tinged storylines.
Here's what I've appreciated about Sandler from his earliest films - As juvenile as his humor and as formulaic as is his comedy, a Sandler film for me has come to represent a weaving together of silliness with reckless abandon, lovable characters that society might call losers, storylines that drive home clear and simple positive messages, and ample doses of absolute nonsense.
The thriller directed by Peter Medak (“Romeo is Bleeding,” “The Krays”), stars Guillermo Diaz (“Scandal,” “Weeds”) as Rodney Alcala, a man with a near-genius IQ, whose charm and smooth talking ability landed him an appearance on the television show “The Dating Game” in 1978 – and, subsequently, a place in history as one of America’s most prolific serial killers.
Jim and Lauren will initially resist each other while being drawn to each other's children.
Chronicling the depth of lives impacted by her murder, audiences also follow Det.
Jim Hamill (Robert Knepper, “Prison Break,” “Twin Peaks”) and his partner Greg Ryan (Matt Barr, “Hatfields & Mc Coys”) on their restless mission to put Alcala behind bars, and the plight of Alcala’s mother Anna (Alma Martinez, “The Bridge”) as she comes to the realization that her own son has done the unthinkable.
About Guillermo Diaz Guillermo Diaz currently stars as Huck on the ABC hit series “Scandal.” Diaz became a household name after starring as “Scarface” in the cult classic film “Half Baked” opposite Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer.
He also starred in other indie films including “Party Girl,” Nigel Finch’s acclaimed film “Stonewall,” “200 Cigarettes,” “High School High” and appeared in studio Features “The Terminal” for director Steven Spielberg and “Cop Out” opposite Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.