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Running Time:
99 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for crude sexual humor and drug references .

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This comedy's not as good as Sandler's best, but not nearly as bad as his worst. It's kind of refreshing!

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Director and cast commentary; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; The Dating Scene: The Making of 50 First Dates; Music videos; Comedy Central Reel Comedy Special; Gag reel; Talkin' Pidgin featurette; Filmographies; Previews

50 First Dates
When Henry, the ultimate bachelor (Adam Sandler), a marine veterinarian working at an ocean park in Hawaii, meets Lucy, the woman of his dreams (Drew Barrymore), he discovers that due to an accident, her short-term memory loss makes her forget anything new that happens each day. Director Peter Segal has brought the stars of "The Wedding Singer" together again and has created an appealing comedy. The film opens with a bevy of beauties tittering over the great time they had in Hawaii with the charming veterinarian. Henry constructed all kinds of stories, to avoid committing to any one woman, sometimes even claiming to be a secret agent preparing for a dangerous mission. So far he's been successful in eluding any commitments. Then one day, he stops at a local coffee shop and sees Lucy constructing a teepee from her plate of waffles. Intrigued by her food architecture, he strikes up a conversation, and they get along famously. She invites him to meet her the next morning for breakfast and he leaves, happily anticipating their next rendezvous. The following morning, he shows up at the restaurant and proceeds to pick up where he left off, but she doesn't know who the heck he is! Luckily, the owner of the restaurant, Sue (Amy Hill), draws him aside and, with a warning tone in her voice, explains that Lucy had been in an accident that caused her short-term memory loss. The prospect of a relationship that requires no commitment appeals to Henry and he decides to make a fresh play for Lucy every day. Naturally, there is a price to be paid, especially when he discovers that he is falling in love with her. The challenges that Henry faces is one of the many charms of "50 First Dates." Although Adam Sandler is best known for his often mean-spirited and cynical characters such as "Happy Gilmore" and "Big Daddy," this time he's playing a goofy charmer like the one he played in "The Wedding Singer," six years ago. The chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore is just as good as it was then. George Wing's screenplay capitalizes on their charm as Henry tries to win the heart of pretty, brain-damaged Lucy every day. We see Lucy's father (Blake Clark) and her lisping, muscle-headed, steroid-abusing brother, Doug (Sean Astin) painstakingly recreating her last day of real memory, every single day. This is just one of the elements that makes this such a sweet and appealing film. The supporting cast is first rate. Amy Hill (Sue) puts caring dimension into her character, as she tries to protect Lucy from emotional harm. Nephi Pomaika'i Brown, as the egg slinging cook Nick, generates humor and honest affection for Lucy. Rob Schneider gets the most out of his supporting performance as Ula, Henry's pot smoking native Hawaiian assistant who is always ready to give his friend advice on matters of the heart. Best of all are two non-human characters, Jocko the walrus and Willie the penguin, who steal the show with their hysterical hijinks. This is an appealing romantic bit of fluff, but it will warm all but the coldest of hearts.

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