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50 First Dates (2004)

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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 next day.

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Peter Segal

Writer:

George Wing
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore ... Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider ... Ula
Sean Astin ... Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus ... Alexa
Dan Aykroyd ... Dr. Keats
Amy Hill ... Sue
Allen Covert ... Ten Second Tom
Blake Clark ... Marlin Whitmore
Maya Rudolph ... Stacy
Pomaika'i Brown ... Nick (as Nephi Pomaikai Brown)
Joe Nakashima Joe Nakashima ... Old Hawaiian Man
Peter Dante ... Security Guard
Dom Magwili Dom Magwili ... Security Guard
Jonathan Loughran ... Jennifer
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian | Mandarin | None

Release Date:

13 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifty First Dates See more »

Filming Locations:

Blackstone Bay, Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,852,237, 15 February 2004

Gross USA:

$120,908,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,482,882
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Maya Rudolph made an appearance in this movie as Lucy's pregnant friend. She also appeared in Grown Ups (2010) alongside Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider, but played Chris Rock's pregnant wife. See more »

Goofs

In the diner, Henry tells Sue he has an arrangement with Nick regarding Lucy. Facing Sue, she tilts her head to the right. Facing Henry, she tilts her head to the left. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

This Movie is dedicated to Stanley Sandler. My father, my mentor, my teacher, my coach, my idol, my hero, my family's leader, my mom's best friend, and by far the coolest guy I will have ever known. We will miss you every day, but we will always try to make you proud. See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: 50 First Dates (2004) See more »

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Friday I'm in Love
Written by Robert Smith (as Robert J. Smith), Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson (as Paul S. Thompson), Boris Williams, and Perry Bamonte
Produced by Nick Hexum
Performed by Dryden Mitchell
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
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Amazingly Good
25 June 2004 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

Take a little "Memento," Add a generous helping of "Groundhog Day," and even a little of "Sommersby" and you have "50 First Dates". Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler create a synergy that neither has been able to capture with anyone else. Together, they produce a romantic team comparable to Gere and Roberts, Day and Hudson, Grant and Loren and Tracy and Hepburn. My wife and I watch "The Wedding Singer" at least once a year. While "50 First Dates" is a superior movie, I don't know if I can take the melancholy ending again.

For once I'm grateful for the Khamakazee antics of Sandler's acting ensemble, particulary Sean Astin and Rob Schneider. If Schneider wasn't playing such a farcial role, he would be a natural for an Oscar. Certainly the animals add a lot to the farce. The goofy humor makes the basically tragic scenario not only bearable but almost pleasant. It's also genuinely funny.

Sandler convincingly plays a marine biologist(!!!)in Hawaii who enjoys "entertaining" the "mainlanders." Sandler doesn't date "locals". He wants nothing to interfere with his dream of studying walruses. He discovers Barrymore having breakfast in a local bar and grill. What captures Sandler's attention, even more than her beauty, is Barrymore's creativity. What Sandler doesn't know is that Barrymore has brain damage. The brain cells which move short term memory to long term storage are destroyed. She forgots everything she's learned during the day while she sleeps. So, Sandler, the lothario who forgots his relationships with mainlanders after one week finds himself in love with a woman who forgets hers in 24 hours. That's writing genius, something you don't see very often, and Sandler, Barrymore, and Sandler's acting troupe handle it perfectly.

Though my wife is physically handicapped, my mother has severe short term memory loss. So, I really related to the trajedy so expertly portrayed in "50 First Dates". It's not often I give a movie that leaves me this sad a "10". The last time, I believe, was "Sommersby". Nonetheless, "50 First Dates" is a "10," since there is nothing about it I can suggest that make it better.

P.S. Looking forward to the NEXT Sandler/Barrymore collaboration.


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