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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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Comedy | Romance

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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) (16 February 2004)

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$120,908,074 (USA)
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Trivia

The Minnesota Vikings football game Marlin and Doug watch was the Vikings playing against the Detroit Lions on October 13, 2002. The Vikings beat the Lions 31-24. See more »

Goofs

When Ula is beating up Henry, Lucy is taking off her sunglasses and pulls off to the left-hand side of the road. In the next shot, Lucy is farther away and driving up in the middle of the road. 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

Lucy's first video update includes "Red Sox win series!" followed by "Just kidding." The credits include "Red Sox win...just kidding joke dedicated to" followed by a list of names. See more »

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Referenced in Portlandia: Cool Wedding (2012) See more »

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My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua Hawaii
Written by Johnny Noble, Bill Cogswell, and Tommy Harrison
Performed by Leon Redbone with Ringo Starr
Courtesy of August Records, Inc.
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The fish doctor
2 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Not being an Adam Sandler fan, we avoided this film when it was released earlier last year. The premise sounded too much like "Groundhog Day". We took a chance the other night when it was shown on cable, and frankly, we found the movie entertaining. There are more laughs in this than in another, perhaps more pretentious picture, "Punch Drunk Love".

Drew Barrymore and Mr. Sandler had worked together before to surprisingly good results. They show an easy chemistry between them that serves the movie well. The idea of making Adam Sandler an aquarium doctor offers a lot of possibilities; his scenes with the walrus are hilarious.

The supporting cast plays well together. A surprise was Rob Schneider, not one of my favorite actors, either, but in here, under the direction of Peter Segal, he delivers. Sean Astin, as the lisping brother on steroids is quite effective, as well as Blake Clark, as Lucy's father. Dan Aykroyd puts an appearance as the doctor who treats the young woman who has lost her long term memory.

Watch it without any preconceptions, as probably it will surprise you.


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