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50 First Dates (2004)


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

Critics 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.

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

Critics 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.


Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 32,694,492




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 … More

PG-13 (for crude sexual humor and drug references)
Directed By:
Written By:
George Wing
In Theaters:
Jun 15, 2004
Box Office:
Sony Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for 50 First Dates

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.

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

Stupid, coarse and abysmally unfunny.

Full Review… | February 26, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

Ends up making you pine for Lucy's gift of forgetting.

Full Review… | February 18, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

This movie paints itself into a corner from which it cannot emerge without becoming an utter disaster as far as I'm concerned.

Full Review… | February 17, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore shine in this sweet, flirty comedy about a man who falls for a woman with short-term memory loss.

Full Review… | February 14, 2004
Top Critic

A chick flick for guys, with a pH balance in perfect equilibrium between the crass and the sweet.

February 13, 2004
Washington Post
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

Gossamer thin, but lots of fun nevertheless.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
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.

Full Review… | June 17, 2005

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

Full Review… | May 3, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

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Full Review… | December 31, 2004

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

Full Review… | November 11, 2004

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

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

Full Review… | August 23, 2004
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.

Full Review… | July 20, 2004

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

Full Review… | July 8, 2004

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.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004

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

Full Review… | April 17, 2004

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


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

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

50 First Dates Quotes

I prefer sausage to taco.
– Submitted by Rose F (4 months ago)
Sharks are like dogs: they only bite when you touch their private parts.
– Submitted by David E (2 years ago)
Marlin Whitmore:
Stop it! You're gonna make me throw up on the cake.
– Submitted by David E (2 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 (2 years ago)
10 Second Tom:
Hi, I'm Tom!
– Submitted by Wipeout M (2 years ago)
You kids suck; you're good at everything!
– Submitted by Wipeout M (2 years ago)

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