( PG)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

FOR the past five years, the Adam San­dler movie equa­tion has seen the NRT fac­tor can­celled out by the NRC ef­fect. San­dler has been Not Re­ally Try­ing, and his fan­base has been Not Re­ally Car­ing. His lat­est ef­fort isn’t quite ca­pa­ble of break­ing this dire dead­lock, but it does have its mo­ments ( spaced well apart as they are). The only rea­son why is the pres­ence of San­dler’s co- star from the hal­cyon days of The Wed­ding Singer and 50 First Dates, Drew Bar­ry­more. She’s on an African hol­i­day with San­dler’s wid­owed fa­ther- of- three. Not quite the fam­ily- friendly of­fer­ing the PG rat­ing sug­gests, but more than bear­able when it’s just the two like­able leads go­ing to ver­bal war. Now show­ing Vil­lage Cin­e­mas

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