With generous amounts of good luck and good timing, 50 First Dates set an all-time box-office record for the opening weekend of a romantic comedy; whether it deserved such a bonanza is another issue altogether. It's a sweet-natured vehicle for sweet-natured stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and their track record with The Wedding Singer no doubt factors in its lowbrow appeal. But while the well-matched lovebirds wrestle with a gimmicky plot (she has no short-term memory, so he has to treat every encounter as their first), director Peter Segal (who directed Sandler in Anger Management) ignores the intriguing potential of their predicament (think Memento meets Groundhog Day) and peppers the proceedings with the kind of juvenile humor that Sandler fans have come to expect. The movie sneaks in a few heartfelt moments amidst its inviting Hawaiian locations, and that trained walrus is charmingly impressive, but you can't quite shake the feeling that too many good opportunities were squandered in favor of easy laughs. Like Barrymore's character, you might find yourself forgetting this movie shortly after you've seen it. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a classic with Drew Berrymore.
Finally something without Adam Sandler getting all stupid and loud in his character.
Ok so now we have a copy of it. We love the movie so much that we had to have a copy.Published 4 months ago by Wolf
sweet movie.. will watch it again and again.. received sooner than promisedPublished 16 months ago by elle
This was a good buy. I enjoyed this movie very much. Id recommend it to young adults, teens and comedy loversPublished on Aug. 26 2013 by Derek
I just love this movie, this movie will make you laugh and it will make you cry which is the best thing about it. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2012 by Cabriel
I* have found this movie hilarious! Great to watch if you want to change your headspace and just laugh!Published on Feb. 7 2010 by Caryn
The island is Hawaii, a temporary paradise for many women; the man on the island is Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) also a temporary paradise. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2007 by B. Chandler
The island is Hawaii, a temporary paradise for many women; the man on the island is Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) also a temporary paradise. Read morePublished on July 2 2006 by B. Chandler
The island is Hawaii, a temporary paradise for many women; the man on the island is Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) also a temporary paradise. Read morePublished on June 29 2006 by B. Chandler