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~Plot~ 5o First Dates is about just that. When a man falls for a woman with memory loss, every time they meet becomes a fist date, in which he tries to win her affection. This can understandably lead to complications and comedic moments ensue. It all starts when Henry visits the diner where Lucy is a waitress. He finds out that to her, every day is the same day as she has short term memory loss and therefore can't remember past a certain date. In an attempt to win her over he returns to the diner everyday, trying to get her to agree to a date. Henry is smitten, but Lucy on the other hand wakes up everyday with no recollection of ever meeting him. How can the relationship work? ~Cast and Characters~ Adam Sandler is the male lead, while Drew Barrymore is his female co-star. I love the relationship between these two; they are perfect together in this. Supporting characters include Henry's crazy friend Ula (Rob Schneider), and Lucy's very caring dad (Blake Clark) and nice but dim brother (Sean Astin). ~My Thoughts~ This is a very sweet film through and through and while the plot makes it sound a little bit sad, it is actually a quite light hearted film full of endearing characters. It's a real feel good film that's not too serious or taxing to watch, but that does have some depth to it. ~Soundtrack~ The songs in this movie are uplifting but also chilled out and blend so well with the film and Hawaiian setting. Artists include the likes of Bob Marley and The Beach Boys and the film finishes with a brilliant ukulele version of 'Somewhere over the rainbow'. ~Other Stuff~ Released in 2004 Running time: 95 mintues Age Certificate: 12 Available for £3.71 from Amazon (23/04/12)
Despite the fact this film was made in 2004 - making it 7 years old, it is a classic along with others such as The Notebook. This romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler is one of my favourites and nearly always on! I am not really into films in a big way, but I do adore my rom-com's as horror films seem to scare me a lot more than they should and others just bore me to tears! 50 first dates was brought for me as a birthday present about 2/3 years a go and it hasn't sat on the shelf for long since. It is such a funny film and the story is quite different to any you've seen before. I enjoyed it right to the last second as you never really know what will happen next. Lucy Whitmore (played by Drew Barrymore) is a beautiful young girl who loves spending time with her family and teaching art classes. After a horrific accident on her fathers birthday, she becomes brain damaged and can no longer remember anything short term. Everything before the accident she remembers but every night her memory of the day before is wiped clean. Lucy does the same things every day, waking up thinking it is her dads birthday under the protection of her dad and brother. Henry Roth (played by Adam Sandler) is a bit of a ladies man. He love to wine and dine women on the island of Hawaii but never commits and comes up with a number of excuses as to why. This works out perfectly though as the women are all on holiday so they leave shortly after they arrive. Henry just happens to visit Lucy's local restaurant for breakfast one morning and they hit it off great. The pair arrange to meet the next day, which is when he realises - every date will be the first time she has met him. The movie is fantastically made, it is such a heart warming tale and you really get to know the characters well. It has made me think a lot differently of people with memory loss as it is such a tragic thing to happen to you. I love how this film makes you laugh so much, every 2 minutes I was creasing up over everything happening. I wouldn't say it is your typical romantic comedy and even my boyfriend (who hates rom-com's) loved it! I love the fact you are constantly on edge wondering what will happen next and the ending is so beautiful. All of the characters really come to life and it feels as though you are in the scene with them not just watching it. I was pleasantly surprised at how much chemistry Adam and Drew had on set even though they were acting - it just shows you how good they are at their jobs! In my opinion, nobody should go through their life without watching this film. To know what happens you will have to watch as I do not want to give anything away except for that the film is amazing.
'50 First Dates' was produced in 2004 and stars Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. It is a romantic comedy, and quite a good one at that! The entire film is set in Hawaii - so not only is it great fun to watch, but it has a breathtaking backdrop too! So, as far as movies go, I am way behind in terms of watching all the films I'd like to see. Therefore I only watched '50 First Dates' last weekend, despite it being produced 7 years ago! Now that I've watched it, I wish I hadn't waited so long - it was funny, had a great original storyline, and kept momentum until the end. Drew Barrymore plays the character of a girl called Lucy Whitmore. Lucy is bubbly, young and beautiful. But following an awful accident, she is left with a rare condition that prevents her from retaining any short term memory, and so everyday Lucy wakes up, with no recollection of what happened the previous day. She lives a life protected by her loving father and somewhat cartoon-like brother. Adam Sandler plays the part of Henry Roth. Henry is a bit of a playboy, enticing young women that are holidaying in Hawaii, but committing to none. And this works out well for Henry, as every woman he romances is on holiday, and eventually has to leave to go back to wherever they came from. One day, Henry comes across Lucy, sitting in a breakfast bar. Lucy is a local, and therefore not normally someone that Henry would go for. But they hit it off, and arrange to meet the next day. But Henry doesn't realise that Lucy has a memory retention problem - and this is where the fun begins! Every day that Henry meets Lucy, it is a first date all over again - hence the title of the film. This was such a good movie. It provides so many laughs along the way. It's not just funny to watch Lucy and Henry go through the motions, but every character has their own dimension, and a joke is thrown in pretty much everywhere for good measure. I don't know anyone who wouldn't find this film funny, which is why on the comedy side of things - this film really did it for me. The jokes were quirky, often silly, and mostly good laugh-out-loud funny! And because of the memorable funny moments, you don't have to like 'RomCom' to enjoy '50 First Dates'. You just have to have a sense of humour! Even in terms of the storyline, this movie is great. The storyline is really interesting, and keeps you wondering what's going to happen - is Henry going to be able to make Lucy fall for him every day, are they ever going to have a future together? It's just pure brilliance. It's not meant to be realistic, it's supposed to provide light entertainment. For me, it does just that. Drew Barrymore plays her part really well, as does Adam Sandler. The chemistry between the two also works really well. In addition, the supporting characters ensure that this film provides a laugh a minute! Honestly, I don't think I can promote this film enough. If you like comedy, and don't mind a bit of romance, this is a film to watch! Thanks for reading!
50 First Dates is a charming romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the two lead roles. Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth a playboy type who won't commit to any women he goes out with. Thats until he meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) in a cafe, they get on great and agree to meet each other again. The Problem is that Lucy suffers from memory loss and can't remember any thing of the day before, she has been living to same day over and over again, and is completely unaware of it. When Henry finds out he refuses to let that get in the way and tries to win her over all over again every day, but can he ever have a relationship with someone who can't remember who he is? Both characters are very likeable and you can believe their relationship. Supporting characters include Lucy's Brother and Dad who are protective of her. The Brother plays the stupid type character and can be funny but is often just stupid rather than funny. The Dad plays the sensible type, who wants to keep Henry away from Lucy. Other characters include Ula (Henrys Friend) who also plays a bit of a stupid character, however this is much charming than that of the brother and provides more laughs. There is also Alexa who works with Henry at the Walrus part of a Zoo, the trait of this character is that you are not sure whether he/she is a he or a she, and pokes fun at that, but this isn't overdone, and it is quite funny. The film follows the typical Rom Com format, but by introducing the memery loss aspect gives it a fresh perspective, and has been well incorporated into the film. Most of the laughs come from all the different ways that Henry tries to win over lucy. Other laughs come from henry and Ula's friendship, as well as that of the friend between Henry and the Zoo's Walrus. The DVD features are your usual bunch of extras with deleted scenes, bloopers, commentary and trailers. But there is nothing special here. Overall this is a sweet film with some good laughs, but at the end of the day is nothing special. You can get it for just £4 so isn't too expensive so is worth a purchase if you want an nice, funny and easy to watch film.
best romantic comedy it'll make you laugh and cry! I'm not going to give the whole story away - don't want to ruin it for those who haven't seen it! directed by Peter Segal written by George Wing release date : 9th April 2004 (UK date) runtime : 99 minutes certificate: 12A Cast Henry Roth - Adam Sandler Lucy Whitmore - Drew Barrymore Ula - Rob Schnedier Doug Whitmore - Sean Astin Alexa - Lusia Strus Dr Keats - Dan Aykroyd Marlin Whitmore - Blake Clark Henry Roth (Sandler) loves his job working at a sea-life centre and wowed many girls, but has had unsuccessful relationships with many girls. Until one day, he heads to a local cafe for breakfast and meets the girl of his dreams, Lucy Whitmore (Barrymore) They get to know each other, until the next day Lucy doesn't remember who Henry is, during that day a waitress explains to Henry why Lucy forgets things and does the same things every day - this is due to Lucy loosing her memory in a car accident and stuffers short-term memory loss. But will Henry be able to convince Lucy to fall in love with him? Will Lucy remember being with Henry? Does Lucy even know she's in love? This is also another good film for your girls - don't forget the tissues as you'll laugh and cry in this film!
I'm writing about the film, not the DVD features. Plot Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man who is just having fun with women and not looking for long lasting relationships until he meets the beautiful Lucy Whitmore. They hit it off well, Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers due to an accident she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. After Lucy meets Henry and enjoys her time with him the very next day she completely forgets and it starts all over again and right there I think to myself this is very much like ground hog day on that sense, but the rest of the movie is nothing like that old 1993 movie. I know what your thinking, how can a story like that have any kind of chance surviving against the big names that were coming out at the same time in 2004 ( Spiderman 2, Shrek 2, Meet The Fockers). I put off going to see the movie thinking that it would flop and fall on it's face But to my surprise it done pretty well. Well as you can guess I went and saw the film with an open mind and knowing Adam Sandler was in it I was waiting for some crude comments or aggression to show in the film, even aggression towards other people, but what I saw instead was an actor show he has a softer side a more humorous side. This romantic comedy is set in Hawaii, a brilliant start to a movie like this where Hawaii is a place that is so relaxing to see and(if this makes scence) a feeling of tranquility, the scenery is so captivating and gorgeous that while I was watching the movie I was trying to take everything in, not just the actors. Filming The way this film was shot was very basic and not much camera trickery or special angles or anything it was as if the camera was a person and we are watching through the cameras eyes as if we are there involved in that specific scene, it was a nice feeling Acting Not much to say with Adam Sandler, he is great in his element and he has done some movies that have been hits (I don't necessarily like them but that's me) and his strength is definitely comedy and you can see when he performs he loves what he does, and everytime he does a film he always has a few of his "mates" in every one of his movies, its quite a nice little game to see if you can spot where they are. It's like a where's wolly book only a film. But just once I would love him to do a serious film that shows he can do other styles without going back to being funny in the next scene, but now I'm deviating, in this movie he delivered what was expected of him and that was a great performance. But you always need a good co-star to pull off a good film and that's where drew Barrymore comes in. She has a more serious personality to counteract Adams funny man routine and they both almost bounce off each other. In fact they worked so well together they won the award for Best On-Screen Team at the MTV Movie Awards. When I think of a comedy/romance I usually think of a john Cusack film like American Sweetheart or Serendipity, but watching this film it almost has a little collection of stuff like comedy, romance, sadness and an adventure (for him anyway). My Opinion This film is a great get away for an hour and a half and I could easily watch it again for a good laugh, just to let your mind relax and not have to follow a complicated story line, or remember what has gone on before because in retrospect the film just keeps starting over and over again, every time she wakes up every morning, its like the movie has started again. oh and at the end of the movie the last song that plays is a brilliant rendition of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"/ "What a Wonderful World" medley. A great finishing touch. Cast Adam Sandler as Henry Roth Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore Rob Schneider as Ula, Blake Clark as Marlin Whitmore, Sean Astin as Doug Whitmore, Lusia Strus as Alexa, Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Keats, Amy Hill as Sue Allen Covert as Ten-Second Tom Missi Pyle as Noreen Maya Rudolph as Stacy The running time of this movie is 99 minutes And the budget was $75 Million Gross revenue $196,482,882 Considering the movie had mixed revues that's not bad You can get this from Amazon for £6.40
I first saw this movie when it first came out but last weekend i bought it at the bootsale for a pound, you can get it on Ebay or amazon from 99p upwards as its not a new release so isn't expensive. Adam Sandler plays the love struck Henry Roth who works at a sea life centre and is renovating his boat to sail away to study sealife, but falls hopelessly in love with Lucy played by Drew Barrymore. Unknown to him Lucy has been in a car accident and her short term memory has gone, so she re-lives the same day over and over again. However, when Henry Roth meets her in a local diner he falls in love with her and begins to try and form a connection with her. He is warned off by the owners of the diner who tells him of Lucys condition so he begins trying different ways of trying to get lucy go on a date with him. Many funny scenes follow and each day he tried different tactic's to attract her attention, until eventually he gets the girl. I won't go into great detail on the movie incase you haven't seen it, but in my opinion Adam sadler is hylarious, his facial expressions and cheeky smiles add to the humour of his acting. 50 first dates is a novel idea for a movie with some side splitting scenes and romantic scenes thrown in to captivate and make enjoy the movie even more. The actors all compliment each other in the comedy for me it was a great movie to watch I really enjoyed it and its suitable for children over 12. Release Date: April 2004 Director: Peter Segal Genre: Romantic Comedy Run Time: 99 minutes Certification: 12A Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Scneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, Dan Aykroyd, Amy Hill, Allen Covert, Blake Clark, Maya Rudolph, Pomaika'I Brown, Joe Nakashima, Peter Dante, Dom Magwili, Jonathan Loughran It is a feel good movie well worth watching and the storyline is easy to follow with lots of laughs along the way, I like the way Adam Sadler and Drew barrymore connect in this movie is like watching two childhood sweethearts get to know each other, innocent and charming. If your looking for a popcorn and chocolate D.V.D night in then this is a good choice for all the family.
This is the slushy 2004 romantic movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The story is about Henry Roth a commitment phobe who dates holiday makers on the island of Hawaii where he works at a sea life centre he tells his dates different stories about his life and makes up different jobs. His dream is to one day sail around Alaska for a year in his boat. When he meets Lucy in a resteraunt he falls for her in a big way and returns to see her the next day but is surprised when she fails to recognise him. He soon discovers she has had a car accident a year before and suffers from short term memory loss and is living the same day over and over again as she can only remember her life long term the day before her accident. Henry romances Lucy every day and makes her fall in love with him over and over again. I have just watched this movie again after not seeing it for a while and must admit it is a funny film. Adam Sandler is still actualy funny in this as opposed to some of his more recent offerings (bedtime stories) There is a truly emotional and slushy ending so if you are feeling weepy keep the tissues nearby. 95 minutes of magic definatly worth a watch if you havnt seen it.
50 first Dates was first released in 2004, by director Peter Segal. Adam Sandler plays a man called Henry, who lives in Hawaii, works as a vet and enjoys dating the all female tourists. Then he meets Lucy, (Drew Barrymore) and for him it is love at fist sight. So he arranges to meet Lucy the following morning for breakfast. But what Henry doesn't know is that Lucy suffers from short-term memory loss, caused by a car accident. Lucy lives the same day over and over again, and her dad and brother, ( Marlin Whitmore and Sean Astin) play along to repeat the same day for Lucy. Henry is determined to make Lucy love him, every single day. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore perform brilliantly together and both help to make this movie hilarious. This movie allows you to go through so many emotions. At times you feel sorry for the characters, and then it'll have you laughing until you cry. I think the movie also deals with bigger issues, than your ordinary comedy movie. Another thing I love about this movie is the songs that are in it. They are songs that will make you sing along and each time you hear them, it will make you think of the movie. 50 First dates is on a my all time favourite movies and I would say that it is defiantly worth watching.
50 first dates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General information -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Runningtime: 99 minutes Category: Romantic Comedy Director: Peter Segal Year: 2004 Language: English Extras: Yes Actors: Adam Sandler as Henry Roth Drew Barrymore as Lucy Wihtmore Rob Schneider as Ula Blake Clark as Marlin Khitmore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Story 50 first dates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The story 50 first dates is about Henry Roth, who lives on the Island of Hawaii and is very good in seducing women. He seduces women who come to Hawii for holiday and to have some fun and every time he finds an excuse to break up with them and not to get in touch. But everything changes on the day he meets Lucy Whitmore in the local bar. He falls for her and when he sees her the next morning he decides to talk to her. The spend the whole morning together laughing and hit it off really well! They agree to meet up the next morning at the same place. Later that day he doubts if he really wants to commit to this one woman, but It feels right and he wants to go for it. The next day he goes to the same place but she doesn't remember him! She calls him a freak and want him to leave! First he thinks she is joking, but then the women of the bar tells him that she has short-memory troubles. She cant remember the day before and every time she wakes up she thinks it's the same day. She had a car accident and since that day she thinks it's the day of the accident. Maybe she can't remember him anymore, but Henry has fallen in love and he will do everything to make her remember! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acting skills -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I thought the acting was fine in this movie. You have Adam Sandler who plays the part of Henry Roth, the Casanova of the movie. He is a sweet guy, but don't really see him as a Casanova, therefore he is too sweet. But still he managed and really shines when he meets Lucy, then he really gets more in his element. The character of Lucy is being played by Drew Barrymore, a part that really suits her well. She's a little bit chaotic woman who's just very happy in life. She comes across believable. I liked the two together, there is some chemistry. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Extras -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are a few extras on the DVD such as commentary of the director and Drew Barrymore. They tell about their experience while working together. There's also a making off the movie, which is about 20 minutes long and there are some bloopers and deleted scenes. Nice amount of extras. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My opinion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A really nice movie with some funny scenes, but mostly entertaining. Altough it does sometimes feels like a dramamovie, because you feel sad about Lucy. Every day she wakes up she cant remember anything from the days before and poor Henry desperately trying to make her remember. It's done on a funny way but you cant help feeling sad now and then. I liked the acting but the characters weren't always that great. Henry and Lucy are fine.
50 first dates is a brilliant movie. Starring Adam Sandler - my favourite actor! It's definatly a must see movie - very funny and also sad and heartwarming at points. The girl was in a car accident when she was smaller and now only has short term memory so each day she forgets everything. So when she meets adam sandler, he gets confused when the next day she doesn't remember him. He then finds out what happened to her in the past and as time passes he falls in love with her - each morning she wakes up and watches a video that he made for her explaining what happened to her and explaining who he is and showing their wedding etc. They end up going off together on a boat travelling and live happily ever after! A definate must if you love Adam Sandler and love a happy ending!
NOTE: I am writing about this film and not the Blu-Ray! This film stars two of my favourite actors, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in a romantic comedy. A brief plot of the story (to not give too much away) is that Henry (Sandler) and Lucy (Barrymore) meet. Henry who was once afraid of commitment is now no more now he has met Lucy. However, poor Lucy has an illness whereby she can not remember things from one day to the next. Henry is determined to make Lucy remember him and keeps meeting her in order to try and get her memory to get better. You have to watch the film to see what happens! This film has a good cast, a good plot and good direction. This film plays on the fact that Lucy has an illness and uses this to create a comedy, which OK isnt the most moral thing to do, but its not made in an offensive way nor is it insulting to anybody who has a memory illness as such. It simply highlights what could happen if you have a memory illness. The comedy in this film is really funny, as mentioned even if it was created around the illness. I find that the characters Henry and Lucy are a great pair to watch. They make for a very entertaining film, both being particularly good comedian actors in my eyes. I love the style of their acting and they make the film come alive and I couldnt imagine another 2 actors to do a better job. This film has a very simple idea but with a great cast and a few little twists, which keeps you interested. The scenes that this film is set in match the film plot and also go with the comedy theme. The other actors / extras in this film add to the film´s value make the characters in this film more believeable. Although the storyline of this film is very simple, it does work. I found that I enjoyed it very much and would certainly watch it again. I have heard mixed responses from my friends and family about this film, but I really really enjoyed it. I suppose it depends on what your taste in films are. T his is a lighthearted uplifting comedy which I completely enjoyed, had me laughing all the way and had an uplifting feeling.
Introduction Adam Sandler stars in this 2004 American comedy film directed by Peter Segal. Also starring in the move is Drew Barrymore and together they won an MTV award for their chemistry on screen, previously they starred in the Wedding Singer together. Most of the film was on shot on location in the Hawaiian Islands. Plot: Adam Sandler is Henry an arctic wildlife vet who breaks the hearts of female tourist in his spare time. Drew Barrymore is Lucy a young local art teacher with a unique memory disorder. When Henry meets Lucy in the cafe and they hit it off and he can't believe his luck so they agree to meet each other the next day. When they meet the next day she has no memory of their previous meeting. Henry soon discovers that Lucy has been waking up every morning thinking it's Sunday of last year. Each time they meet Henry has to win her over all over again (the clue is in the title). My opinion: I'm a huge Adam Sandler fan and any movie he stars in will normally be really funny and this certainly does not disappoint but is more of a romantic comedy then a normal Adam Sandler comedy but it works. This is a cuddly, feel good, happy movie. It's a romantic comedy with a difference and quite a clever idea for a story. Drew Barrymore is adorable and every guys perfect girl next door girlfriend. I love it when these to get together and they deserved their MTV award because they are so natural together you'd swear there was something really going on there. I love the way Adam Sandler always uses his Saturday Night Live friends in most of his films in particular Rob Schneidar who tends to pop up in most of Sandler's movies. I don't know what that is all about but it seems to work and makes me think that he looks after his mates. I've watched this move so many times but it never stops making me feel good.
Adam Sandler is at his best here in this romantic comedy film, co-starring Drew Barrymore. A womanising guy named Henry spots a good looking girl called Lucy in a restaurant having breakfast and immediately tries to woo her. They hit it off immediately but he finds that he develops a real connection to her. However, the next day, he see's her in the same place but she has no recollection of who he is! He comes to learn that she is suffering from a rare memory loss condition where she wakes up thinking every day is the same day, which, in her mind is her birthday, after she suffered a bad car accident a while back previously. Hillarity ensues as Henry attempts to woo her every day, hoping for the day her memory can sustain itself. Will that day come? I've always been fond of Sandler's comedy movies and this is one of his most original ones. As well as delivering the humour, the movie also made me feel quite sad for Lucy when she finds out what she is suffering from and the film details her frustration and sadness. There have been tons of different kinds of comedy romance movies, especially as of late, but I feel people should give this one a shot as it is quite different from the rest. The pace is good, as it always seems to be for an Adam Sandler film, and I never get bored watching this one. Sean Astin makes a few appearances as Lucy's steroid consuming, body building brother who is not the brightest person in the world. He's rather clumsy and self absorbed as a person who thinks he's more than he actually is. The film details the struggle Lucy's family (really, just her dad and brother as her mother is absent) have in making the day look like her birthday every day, which is an impossible task to think about in reality. I won't say whether Lucy gets her memory back in the film's ending but let's just say the movie isn't as predictable about that as you may think! This is definetely suitable as a flick to watch with your partner, it just has a few differences than the usual rubbish they bring out these days in the same genre. It's entertaining, funny, sad and the performances from both Sandler and Barrymore are great. They have a good chemistry together which was also evident in 'The Wedding Singer'. Recommended!
Ahhh, I do love this film. I am a fan of Adam Sandler and I last saw this film on valentines day of this year, and I loved it all over again!!! It was first released to us in 2004 and is currently available on DVD and BluRay. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a guy who works on an Hawaiian island as a vet in a waterpark, and generally flirts and sees any attractive holidaymaker he lays his eyes on due to his lack of being able to show commitment. He meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore) in the local cafe and falls head over heels in love with her, but Lucy has a memory problem from a car accident a year prior to when the film was set and loses all memory every day, leading Henry to have to make her fall in love with him every single day, and him finding different ways in order to do this, he ends up making a tape for her to watch every morning in order to remind her who she is and her life so far. Her brother, Doug, played by Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings and Lucy's father, Marlin, played by Blake Clark, create a humorous family life. In addition to supplying Lucy with a new copy of the same Sunday paper everyday, Doug and Marlin wash the same pink t shirt and linen trousers for Lucy to wear, re-play a football video and celebrate Marlin's birthday every evening recreating the day of the accident that caused Lucy's brain injuries. Other people to make appearances are Dan Ackroyd who has a small cameo appearance and also Rob Schneider who playes Roths best friend in the film. Adam Sandler here feels like, well, a slightly watered down version of what I am used to seeing him in, with a lot less shouting and madcap behaviour it is almost toned down! He is way less manic than in such films such as Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy and actually uses his own voice which is a nice change!! Him and Barrymore make a fab and very believeable onscreen couple , as they did in the Wedding Singer before. With these pair being the 2 main characters, the other people sometimes fall to the wayside, and it is quite unbelievable that the people who know Lucy such as the owners of the beach bar where they met, do not help in Lucys recovery as well, instead leaving the job to Henry, a stranger to her every morning!! There is a bit of a twist three quarters of the way through where you think that the relationship isn't going to work and you see Henry parting ways with Lucy as she unceromoniosly dumps him, he is about to ride off on his yacht towards the sun, when Lucys father drops off a package for him, Henry sees this as a sign and goes and finds her, she does not really know who he is but she leads him into a room full of paintings....of him!! I cannot really describe it properly but it is lovely and a moving part of the film!!! Great film to watch in with the girls, lighthearted viewing but witha moving storyline, I love it!!
50 First Dates is a sweet-natured vehicle for sweet-natured stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and their track record with The Wedding Singer no doubt factors in its lowbrow appeal. But while the well-matched lovebirds wrestle with a gimmicky plot (she has no short-term memory, so he has to treat every encounter as their first), director Peter Segal (who directed Sandler in Anger Management) ignores the intriguing potential of their predicament (think Memento meets Groundhog Day) and peppers the proceedings with the kind of juvenile humour that Sandler fans have come to expect. The movie sneaks in a few heartfelt moments amidst its inviting Hawaiian locations, and that trained walrus is charmingly impressive, but you can't quite shake the feeling that too many good opportunities were squandered in favour of easy laughs. Like Barrymore's character, you might find yourself forgetting this movie shortly after you've seen it. --Jeff Shannon