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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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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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13 February 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fifty First Dates  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$429,145 (France) (2 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,127,941 (South Africa) (23 July 2004)
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This movie spoils the ending of The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Goofs

We see an Epson Stylus inkjet printer but hear the sound of a dot-matrix printer. 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 Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005) See more »

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Lips Like Sugar
Written by Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant (as William Sergeant), Les Pattinson (as Leslie Pattinson), and Pete DeFreitas (as Pete De Freitas)
Produced by Nick Hexum
Performed by Seal (featuring Mikey Dread)
Seal appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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I Enjoyed it.
28 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is quite simply a very enjoyable film. It's not, perhaps, a great film, but it is fun and it left me feeling pleasantly content. Basically this is a romantic comedy about a man (Henry) and a woman (Lucy) who meet and fall in love, there is just one problem: Lucy won't remember, tomorrow.

It is easy to pick holes in films and yes there are things wrong with this film:-

  • The first 5 to 10 minutes do seem a little out of place: I understand


the need to set the scene, but couldn't help feeling that the pace and characterisations didn't quite fit with what was to come.

  • Some of the characters take away from the story: Doug (Sean Astin) is


a little over done and comes across as more damaged than his sister. Perhaps the worst, though, is Henry's female (?) assistant: this character was a mistake and did not belong in the film.

In the end, these flaws don't matter: the film is enjoyable and that is what counts.

The plot, even if somewhat contrived, is clever and in the context of the film believable: there is a good beginning, middle and surprisingly satisfying end. Some of the difficult aspects of the film are not ignored but properly dealt with. Clearly it is easy to read a sordid side into the idea of a man meeting a beautiful woman each day in the knowledge that she will forget everything and they can start again tomorrow. This is covered and Henry is asked some pointed questions; without giving anything away, his answers worked and leave us, the audience, able to enjoy the film, without any unpleasant nagging doubts or feelings of guilt.

Don't analyse or pick holes; just watch this film. Chances are very good that you will enjoy it. It is a fantasy a bit of escapism: a first rate piece of entertainment and hopefully it will leave you, as it did me, feeling pleasantly content.


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