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50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 February 2004 (USA)
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

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Henry Roth lives in a Hawaiian paradise with the company of endless women with no strings attached. This is until he meets Lucy Whitmore. Both Henry and Lucy enjoy the company of each other and feel the start of a serious relationship occurring. Approaching Lucy the next day, Henry is confused when Lucy fails to recognize him. This is the moment Henry discovers that Lucy actually suffers from short term memory loss and can't remember each individual day. Henry won't let this stop him and is prepared to make her fall in love with him all over again, each and every day. Written by FilmFanUk

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The ultimate bachelor will face the ultimate challenge. See more »

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Fifty First Dates  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,107,871 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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$120,776,832 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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Both Henry and Doug had relationship issues with a girl named "Tracy", Henry during college and Doug in high school. See more »

Goofs

At one point in the diner when the waitress takes a guy's order, he says he'll have the pancakes and she takes the menu away from him. In the next shot, he is in the background and still holding the menu open. See more »

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[first lines]
Young Woman: So tell me. How was Hawaii?
Tan Friend: It was unbelievable.
Young Woman: Oh yeah? What happened?
Tan Friend: I met this guy.
Red Head: [on the phone] It was the best week of my life.
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They have all the pages in Lucy's journal in the credits. See more »


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Over the Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company Hawaii
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A very entertaining film
14 November 2004 | by (Mobile, Alabama) – See all my reviews

When "50 First Dates) came to theaters, I really wasn't interested enough to go see it. When it came out on video, I waited about 2 months to see it until it came down to the $1.99 rental price.

Was I surprised! This movie was so entertaining to me, that I wound up buying it. I only buy about 5 or 6 videos a year, so you can see that I really must have enjoyed it. It won't win any Oscars, but it will make you feel good when you watch it.

I am familiar with the condition that Lucy has here having a cousin who has a similar problem and has had it for several years. I was really concerned with how a production company can play a condition like that for laughs, but, somehow, they pulled it off. They treated the subject matter with dignity showing that the people who have this terrible condition can (and do) have somewhat normal lives. My cousin does it the diary way. She doesn't lose her memory everyday, but at different times. She has gone as long as 3 months in retaining her memory and has lost it on other occasions after 4 hours.

I am not a big Adam Sandler fan, having always thought he was a bit "over the top" in his other films. I thought he was going to do this in this film as well after the first few minutes of the movie. However, when he is shown in the diner with Lucy, he shows that he is really a nice guy who, deep down, wants to find a relationship that is fulfilling with a pretty girl.

Drew Berrymore is another actress that I don't particularly care for most of the time, but she is really a sweetheart playing Lucy. She is just so lovable in this role, it's hard to believe that she has the Demons in her past.

Rob Schneider is very good in his supporting role as is Sean Astin as Doug, the 'roid raging brother of Lucy.

Again, not an Oscar winner, but well worth the $15 or so to purchase it at WalMart.

Marty


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