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.

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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 Astin and Rob Schneider also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
PG-13 (for crude sexual humor and drug references)
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Adam Sandler
as Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore
as Lucy Whitmore
Sean Astin
as Doug Whitmore
Blake Clark
as Marlin Whitmore
Lusia Strus
as Alexa
Dan Aykroyd
as Dr. Keats
Amy Hill
as Sue
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
Wayne Federman
as Patient
J.D. Donaruma
as Young Man
Kent Avenido
as Cook's Helper
Sharon Omi
as Cafe Regular
Glen Chin
as Cafe Regular
Aukuso Gus Puluti Sr.
as Café 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 Straten
as Female Firefighter
Ishtar Uhvana
as Salon Worker
Brenda Vivian
as Salon Patron
Shenika Williams
as Salon Patron
Nectar Rose
as Blonde in Office
Jackie Titone
as Dentist
Yan Lin
as Coroner
Nicola Hersh
as Woman in Car
Virginia Reece
as Red Head
Melissa Lawner
as Tan Friend
Katheryn Winnick
as Young Woman
David Suapaia
as Stacy's Boyfriend
Peter Chen
as Caddy
Marguerite Cazin
as Henry & Lucy's Daughter
Michael K. Osborn
as Sea Lion Trainer
Kevin James
as Factory Worker
Denise Bee
as Ula's Wife
Albert Chi
as Waiter
Brian L. Keaulana
as Jet Skiier
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Critic Reviews for 50 First Dates

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (42)

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

Full Review… | January 25, 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.

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
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Audience Reviews for 50 First Dates


So freakin' likable. A bumbling bachelor falls in love with a woman with short-term memory loss, so he must remind her of their relationship every day. The reveals of Lucy's dad and brother painstakingly recreating the day of her accident and Lucy painting Henry's face from her dreams despite not remembering him are quite touching.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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.

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