50 First Dates Reviews
Sandler superpower watch: Talks to animals
Sandler sexism watch: This schlub somehow beds many tourists under false pretenses and tricks
Sandler racism watch: Rob Schneider as a stereotypical Hawaiian
Sandler vacation watch: I think in this case Hawaii's tourism board actually paid him, which makes it slightly less bad.
er, had not seen until recently. The movie is not only unique in its' story, but it is also unique in its' setting. It is about a beautiful blonde woman named Lucy who was in a terrible accident. As a result of this accident, she cannot encode new long-term memories and thus, cannot remember meeting new people. As this movie is about overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, in which the main male character only has a day to make the other main female character fall in love with him, it can be paralleled with the film Groundhog Day, in which love also conquered a funky time situation in which the main character only has one day to make progress in the relationship.
50 First Dates is cute, quirky, and touching. It has great comedic lines, some which had me on the floor laughing, and also many sweet scenes in a way that strikes the perfect balance between romantic and comedic. I was impressed with the writing in the movie; the lines may veer on cheesy, however, it somehow works within the context of the movie. It is the kind of script that although may contain some cheesy lines, it is not to the extent that makes you cringe. Furthermore, the movie is extremely unrealistic; however, this did not prevent it from being a good movie. The point of this movie, as is often true with romantic comedies, was not to evoke realism, but rather to evoke feelings about the power of love and its' ability to overcome science and logic. In this regard, the movie was extremely successful. Furthermore, the soundtrack in this movie was excellent. Not only was it excellent, but it was a key part of moving along the movie, because of the sheer extent of montage scenes that existed. As we know from watching many romantic comedies, montage scenes are often scenes that have a lot of music in them. During the montage scenes, when we would see essentially the same day play out in different ways, the music was an integral part of conveying whether or not that day was successful or whether or not Henry screwed up and was not able to make Lucy fall for him. Furthermore, during funny scenes, oftentimes upbeat and fun songs would accompany them, and the same was true for the more dramatic and sappy scenes.
The editing of scenes and furthermore the cinematography of the movie as a whole was also good. When it was called for, close-up shots were used in order to convey certain emotions and messages. For example, when Lucy would watch her tapes informing her of the accident and consequently her condition, the camera would pan close to her face and through this, the emotion was conveyed. However, in other scenes, the camera would be more focused on the scene as a whole, rather than close-up on someone, which would be better suited for certain scenes. As touched upon earlier, the concept of the movie is extremely unrealistic; however, this does not mean that the actors and their emotions did not have depth. The actors certainly were challenged in terms of both comedic effect and emotional expression. When Lucy told Henry that she did not want to see him anymore, his hurt and sadness came across as real and genuine and the audience could feel this. Furthermore, both Sandler and Barrymore were genius in certain scenes in terms of their comedic timing. Not only were Sandler and Barrymore very talented in terms of this, but so were other supporting characters. The actors' ability to successfully make comedic effect was integral to the success of the movie and definitely made the movie a lot more enjoyable to watch than it would have been if the actors were less talented. Furthermore, in the last scene, when Lucy explained that she did not know who Henry was, yet dreamed about him every night, I was genuinely touched. The actors were able to make me feel something deeply, and this is definitely an indication of great actors in a movie. The notion that your love for someone can be stronger than science is one that may not necessarily be true, but something that we all would like to believe and is comforting to believe.
I'm not sure if this movie has a lot of cultural significance but it definitely has social significance. It indicates to people the notion that even if you have a seemingly impossible obstacle in your way, if you really love someone, you should try as hard as you can to overcome this obstacle and convey this love to the other person. This movie is not necessarily the best movie I have ever seen; however, it was cute, quirky, and touching and I would definitely recommend giving it a watch.
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