50 First Dates (Special Edition, Fullscreen) Bilingual
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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star together for the first time since The Wedding Singer in one of the funniest romantic comedies in years. Henry (Sandler) lives an enviable life in a Hawaiian paradise, spending every night with a beautiful tourist in search of an island fling. It's a sweet life with no strings attached...until he meets Lucy (Barrymore). He and Lucy hit it off from the get-go, but the next day she acts like she doesn't know him. Has his karma come around to kick him in the butt or what? Actually, Lucy has short-term memory loss so every night all memory of her day is erased. But a man in love will go to any lengths to win over the girl of his dreams, and if that means having to find imaginative ways of doing it over again every day, then Henry's up for the challenge. Rob Schneider (Big Daddy) and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) co-star in 50 First Dates, which will win you over every time you watch it!
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.
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Sandler forgoes his usual crudeness and gives a self-effacing performance, while it is easy to see why he would fall in love with the adorable Barrymore. Henry's world is also populated by an assortment of unusual characters, including his androgynous assistant, Alexa (Lusia Strus); best friend Ula (Rob Schneider), a Hawaiian Bohemian with five kids and too-short shorts; and Lucy's muscle-bound lisping brother (Sean Astin).
Only mildly amusing, 50 First Dates doesn't have the wit like some films of this genre, but it is a touching love story that will tug at your heart. One really feels for Lucy, for it would indeed be horrible to wake up and find you've missed out on so much of life. The tropical backdrop is downplayed, with the story focusing on the interaction between Sandler and Barrymore...they are a delight to watch together. Let's hope they reunite again and again and again. Rating: 7 out of 10.
This is closer to a romantic comedy but still retains the quirks of all Sandler films. Rob Schneider plays a native Hawaiian with several kids and is the butt of many jokes. Sean Astin of Rudy and The Lord of the Rings fame is hilarious as Drew Barrymore's sister. He plays a work-out freak with a lisp. Other things to look for include the homage to Happy Gilmore and the return of the guy who played the QB in Waterboy.
50 First Dates is a good movie because despite all the wacky characters and jokes, you can sense Sandler really cares for Barrymore, and you can also see the love and effort Astin and Barrymore's father put forth in protecting Barrymore from the realization that everyday is a new day and she'll never have a memory of the past.
But theirs a problem. Lucy can't remember they met, or that they made a date for the next day.
A year before their meeting Lucy had an accident which deprived her of any new long term memories. This means that every day she has to start again. Her friends convince Henry to leave her alone, but he can't get her out of his mind.
Thus starts a series of interesting meetings where he tries to get to know her, and maker her fall in love with him all over again every single day.
However, Henry must not only win her over, but her family and friends as well.
From the commercials I wasn't as interested in this movie, however after seeing it I think it's a wonderful romance, with a hilarious overtone. The way he overcomes her disability is fantastic and the ending is a little surprising, but marvelous.
Adam cast, for once, a women that was more then "her" more then a playmate to crack up in the course of filmmaking ... he also brought in the best preformance of Drew Berrymores carrer ...
Drew brought into this movie more then the star appeal and sexuality that she brings to the 'Charlies Angels' movies. She brought a beliviable to Lucy that is just unmatched to what so many actresses are capable of. Very few actresses could have provided the humor and drama she provided while portyaing this chracter. You feel her heartbreak each time she wakes up, and you understand her frustration as only she can portray (show me any other women in an Adam Sandler film that made you feel what she felt in this movie ... )
Adam Sandler himself was overlooked for his preformance in Punch Drunk Love, and let's not see this a routine in his life as a film maker .. Drew deserves a chance for an Oscar nomination, and at the very least, if she does not recieve the Golden Globe in comedy/musical, i will not have any more belief in the hollywood award system.
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A very pleasant and enjoyable movie to watch. The two leads play their parts very well.Published 7 days ago by EJG
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 12 months ago by Wolf
sweet movie.. will watch it again and again.. received sooner than promisedPublished on July 13 2014 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