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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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The ultimate bachelor will face the ultimate challenge. 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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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$120,776,832 (USA) (18 June 2004)

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Did You Know?


While Henry, Ula, and all of his kids are golfing, Ula's kids run up to the golf ball to drive it. This is a trademark from Happy Gilmore (1996), another Adam Sandler movie. That's how he drives the ball. 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

They have all the pages in Lucy's journal in the credits. See more »


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


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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This is what you call a 'feel-good' film
23 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The basic storyline of 50 First Dates: Henry Roth lives in Hawaii and spend his time wooing women who are visiting the island, simply because there is little chance of commitment. Then he meets Lucy Whitmore. One day they hit it off, and the next she doesn't even recognise him. It turns out that she suffers from short-term memory loss, and every day he tries to win her over once more. Firstly, I have to say that 50 First Dates is a really funny film. It isn't overly stupid, but it's not subtle either. But underneath the humour is where I believe this film's true beauty lies. It shows love in a way that I have never seen in another film before. From the way that her family sacrifices everything to keep her happy, and blissfully unaware of her condition, to Henry who, despite the fact that he could have just about any woman that he wanted, decides that he wants to be with Lucy, regardless of the fact that he has to meet her for the first time every day. Henry's character undergoes somewhat of a transformation in front of our eyes. The film starts off with him coming across as somewhat of a pig (well, to us women anyway :)), and by the end of the film, we truly admire him. He even sacrifices his dream so that he can be with Lucy, and help her to move on with her life. The film isn't really predictable, either. For example, I spent the entire films assuming that the ending would be somewhat different. Although romcoms almost always have happy endings, this one damn near had me in tears. And it wasn't even sad. I never knew what a feel-good film was until I saw this...highly recommended.

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