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 next day.
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
Ula's (Rob Schneider's) "huge back swing" which Henry (Adam Sandler) calls "the stupidest flippin' swing I've ever seen" was inspired by Happy's (Adam Sandler's) swing in Happy Gilmore (1996). See more »
When Henry goes to visit Lucy at the Institute, she says, "I don't know who you are, but I dream about you almost every night." Since she has no memories of anything after the accident, it seems that she could not possibly know that she had dreamed about Henry more then once, but she very likely made note of it in her journal. See more »
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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