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50 First Dates (2004)



Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 174
Fresh: 77 | Rotten: 97

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.


Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 24

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.



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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



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Jun 15, 2004


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All Critics (178) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (77) | Rotten (97) | DVD (34)

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

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Stupid, coarse and abysmally unfunny.

February 26, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comment (1)
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Ends up making you pine for Lucy's gift of forgetting.

February 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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This movie paints itself into a corner from which it cannot emerge without becoming an utter disaster as far as I'm concerned.

February 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comment (1)
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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore shine in this sweet, flirty comedy about a man who falls for a woman with short-term memory loss.

February 14, 2004 Full Review Source:
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A chick flick for guys, with a pH balance in perfect equilibrium between the crass and the sweet.

February 13, 2004
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...has an unexpected emotional undertow and enough hard-won laughs to make it succeed.

August 26, 2009 Full Review Source:

A surprisingly good film with a sweet story, top-notch acting, and an ending that will really hit your heart strings.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

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

May 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

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

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source:

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.

September 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Gossamer thin, but lots of fun nevertheless.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

I had hard time believing that someone as shallow as Henry would all of the sudden drop everything in his life for this girl, but the film is surprisingly winning.

June 17, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

This dopey film has virtually nothing going for it but its genial stars.

May 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
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December 31, 2004 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

It's nearly a profound concept, but only nearly. Remember that 50 First Dates is an Adam Sandler movie: there are limits.

November 11, 2004 Full Review Source: PopMatters

The more I see of Adam Sandler, the more I appreciate his talent.

October 7, 2004 Full Review Source: mediocre Valentine's Day gift, with all the panache of grocery store chocolate.

August 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

'Proporciona un buen rato de diversión para toda la familia. Y decir esto de una película de Sandler es algo para tomar en cuenta.'

July 20, 2004

Refreshingly original, perfectly paced, and wonderfully sweet.

July 20, 2004 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

u mayor logro es sacar a Adam Sandler de sus papeles de neurótico, para demostrarnos que también puede interpretar otros roles.

July 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinenganos

The tone is haphazard and some gags are recycled, but the chemistry between the two stars and an ending that stays true to the story make it a worthwhile rental.

June 24, 2004

Com exceção de Embriagado de Amor, este é o primeiro filme de Sandler que não ofende a inteligência do espectador - e também o primeiro a realmente conseguir fazer rir.

April 30, 2004
Cinema em Cena

With Sandler restrained and Barrymore sweetness incarnate, 50 First Dates compensates for its bitty plot and half-worked gags with a big heart.

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

For every joke that misfires, there's either a decent joke or a genuinely romantic or heartwarming moment.

April 17, 2004 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

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
July 27, 2012
Eugene Bernabe

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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.
April 11, 2012
Film Crazy

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Nice story
March 19, 2012

Super Reviewer

Fun movie but riddled with cheese, it's not great but it isn't as unbearable as some of Sandler's 21st century comedies.
February 13, 2012
Lenny Muggsy

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    1. Ula: Sharks are like dogs: they only bite when you touch their private parts.
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    1. Marlin Whitmore: Stop it! You're gonna make me throw up on the cake.
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    1. 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.
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