50 First Dates (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

50 First Dates (2004)



Critic Consensus: Gross-out humor overwhelms the easy chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, who bring some energy and yucks to this tale of a girl with short-term memory loss and the guy who tries to get her to love him.

Movie Info

Re-teaming Adam Sandler with Drew Barrymore, his co-star from The Wedding Singer, as well as Peter Segal, his director on Anger Management, Fifty First Dates finds the funnyman playing veterinarian Henry Roth. More than content with a life of one-night-stands, Henry decides to give up his noncommittal lifestyle when he meets and falls for Lucy (Barrymore). However, when he discovers that Lucy has no short term memory, Henry finds himself having to win her heart again with every new day. Sean Astin and Rob Schneider also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for crude sexual humor and drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Wing
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 2004
Box Office: $120.8M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


Adam Sandler
as Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore
as Lucy Whitmore
Sean Astin
as Doug Whitmore
Blake Clark
as Marlin Whitmore
Dan Aykroyd
as Dr. Keats
Allen Covert
as Ten Second Tom
Missi Pyle
as Noreen
Joe Nakashima
as Old Hawaiian Man
Peter Dante
as Security Guard
Dom Magwili
as Security Guard
J.D. Donaruma
as Young Man
Kent Avenido
as Cook's Helper
Sharon Omi
as Cafe Regular
Glen Chin
as Cafe Regular
Kylie Moore
as Ula's Kid
James Lee
as Ula's Kid
Keali'i Olmos
as Ula's Kid
Tache Uesugi
as Ula's Kid
Lynn Collins
as Attractive Woman
Esmond Chung
as Sheriff
Kristin Bauer van St...
as Female Firefighter
Ishtar Uhvana
as Salon Worker
Brenda Vivian
as Salon Patron
Shenika Williams
as Salon Patron
Nectar Rose
as Blonde in Office
Yan Lin
as Coroner
Nicola Hersh
as Woman in Car
Melissa Lawner
as Tan Friend
Katheryn Winnick
as Young Woman
David Suapaia
as Stacy's Boyfriend
Marguerite Cazin
as Henry & Lucy's Daugh...
Michael K. Osborn
as Sea Lion Trainer
Kevin James
as Factory Worker
Denise Bee
as Ula's Wife
Albert Chi
as Waiter
Kristin Bauer
as Female Firefighter
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News & Interviews for 50 First Dates

Critic Reviews for 50 First Dates

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (43)

Quite what age group this soft-centered entertainment is aimed at is hard to divine.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

...has an unexpected emotional undertow and enough hard-won laughs to make it succeed.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

A surprisingly good film with a sweet story...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Within the witlessness and crudeness is a touching (or mawkish, depending on your perspective) romantic comedy trying to get out.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008

The moments that Sandler and Barrymore can steal together are golden.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

Though the set-up in this light romantic comedy is a bit strained, once you get into the main interaction with the two stars you get both the laughs and the emotion that you hope for in a film like this.

Full Review… | September 24, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for 50 First Dates

A comedy with an interesting plot but predictable laughter that still catches you no matter how many times you view the film. Sandler and Barrymore's second on-screen duo builds their chemistry even bigger and higher than ever. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Its an entertaining and sweet movie, but it isnt the best at trying to capture the real intensity of emotions that could have been portrayed across to the audience an okay movie which is vaguely amusing.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Nice story

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

50 First Dates Quotes

Alexa: I prefer sausage to taco.
– Submitted by Rose F (23 months ago)
Ula: Sharks are like dogs: they only bite when you touch their private parts.
– Submitted by David E (3 years ago)
Marlin Whitmore: Stop it! You're gonna make me throw up on the cake.
– Submitted by David E (3 years ago)
Henry Roth: O.K, so this is my 23rd time, and this is your 1st, which averages out as our 12th time. Now, I've heard that on the 12th date, I am entitled to unlimited boob access.
– Submitted by Augusta M (3 years ago)

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