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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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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,107,871 (USA) (16 February 2004)

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$120,908,074 (USA)
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Trivia

At the end of the movie, Henry made a video for Lucy to let her know what had happened since the accident that caused her memory loss. In the video, Henry said on one card, "Red Sox win Series!" The next card read "Just kidding." The movie came out in February 2004. Later that year, the Red Sox actually broke an 86-year drought and won the World Series. Drew Barrymore was actually on the field after the win while filming scenes for Fever Pitch (2005). See more »

Goofs

A police officer tickets Lucy for having expired license plates while her truck is legally parked in the parking lot of the pancake house. Since the parking lot is on private property, and Lucy is not driving the truck when the police officer tickets the expired license plate, he does not have a legal right to write her a ticket. (In some cities police can cite cars on private parking lots.) 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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They have all the pages in Lucy's journal in the credits. See more »

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References Tommy Boy (1995) 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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Hilarious
24 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

50 First Dates is a very funny movie and for Sandler its one of his best. Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth, a womanizing marine biologist afraid to commit, who falls for the woman of his dreams, played by Drew Barrymore. Unfortunately, she has a brain disorder that makes her forget everything that happened the day before whenever she falls asleep, so every day, he needs to win her over and make her fall in love with him anew. The plot is nothing new as this movie is a cross between Memento and Groundhog Day both very good movies. What makes this movie work is the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler since they work so great together and make the film fun and also this film is better then Sandler's last effort Anger Management. Sandler is great in this film and he is one of the funniest comedians around today. Drew Barrymore is very good in her role as Lucy and she makes up for the horrible Duplex. The supporting cast is also very good with the best being Sean Austin. Rob Schneider has a small role in this film but he still manages to draw some laughs. The last main part of the cast is Dan Aykroyd and his role isn't very memorable. This movie has good intentions and some sad moments like when Lucy finds out she can never have her memory restored or when she sees pictures of herself from the accident. However, there's also some gross humor so I think this movie can appeal to everyone under the age of 21. Rating 8/10 one of the funniest movies of the year and a must see if you want a good comedy.


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