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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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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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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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Originally entitled "50 First Kisses" but changed to avoid confusion with Drew Barrymore's vehicle Never Been Kissed (1999). See more »


When Ula is on the boat when Henry is repairing it, he has only the slightest white scar. It is only three days after he got bitten and it is only a pale, nearly invisible scar. When he falls through the boards and says his stitches reopened, that is nearly impossible seeing as how it was only a scar and there was no stitches. 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

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 »


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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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