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50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 February 2004 (USA)
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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 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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Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fifty First Dates  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,127,941 (South Africa) (23 July 2004)

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Did You Know?


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 his cards, "Red Sox win Series! Just kidding." The movie came out in February 2004. Later that year, the Red Sox won the World Series. See more »


When Alexa and Doug are waving goodbye to Henry at the boat dock, Alexa is wearing her watch on her right wrist; a moment later as she grabs Doug's behind the watch is on her left wrist. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Eight Crazy Nights (2013) See more »


(End Title)
Written by Gary Kemp
Produced by Will.i.am
Performed by Will.i.am and Fergie
Courtesy of A&M Records
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If I could do this...
4 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, so "50 First Dates" is mostly silly, but they do a good job with it. Honolulu veterinarian Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) falls for Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), only to find out that, due to an accident, her memory only lasts one day, so she won't remember him the next day! How will Henry cope with this? The movie gravitates between goofy and sensitive, but never gets mind-numbing; Adam Sandler always has something up his sleeve, and he and Barrymore have a great time with the material. As is often the case in Adam Sandler's movies, one of the characters is an embarrassment to everyone else (in this case, it's Rob Schneider as Henry's whacked-out friend Ula). Great fun.

Oh, and one more thing: don't watch "50 First Dates" if you haven't seen "The Sixth Sense" first.

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