50 First Dates

50 First Dates

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Director: Peter Segal

Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider

     
 

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Peter Segal directs Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the fine romantic comedy 50 First Dates. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1. The image on the disc is faithful to Jack Green's fine cinematography, which lovingly captures Hawaii at its most beautiful. English and FrenchSee more details below

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Peter Segal directs Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in the fine romantic comedy 50 First Dates. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1. The image on the disc is faithful to Jack Green's fine cinematography, which lovingly captures Hawaii at its most beautiful. English and French soundtracks are written in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track written by Segal and Barrymore. This is an entertaining track mostly because the two of them are very loquacious and obviously enjoy each other's company. Those who are charmed by Barrymore's public persona will not be disappointed. Deleted scenes with optional commentary, a blooper reel, and a smattering of featurettes round out this solid release of an unexpectedly charming film.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The success of Adam Sandler confounds innumerable detractors, who find most of his screen characters boorish, dimwitted, and frequently mean-spirited. In his latest film, however, the erstwhile Saturday Night Live star plays a slightly more endearing character, and he is also re-teamed with Wedding Singer costar Drew Barrymore, whose natural lovability rubs off on him. Sandler plays Henry, a water-park veterinarian whose seemingly idyllic life in Hawaii has failed to yield a lasting relationship. That all changes when he meets Lucy Whitmore (Barrymore), an adorable islander with only one drawback: She's afflicted with short-term memory loss and awakes every morning with all recollection of the previous day erased. The bulk of the movie revolves around Henry's progressively elaborate efforts to reintroduce himself each day, win Lucy's heart, and somehow imprint himself on her consciousness. Sandler's friend and SNL crony Rob Schneider plays an eccentric islander who helps Henry; Dan Aykroyd appears as Lucy's sympathetic doctor; and Sean Astin pops up as her self-absorbed but protective brother. Director Peter Segal demonstrates a keen appreciation of the material and doesn't allow Sandler to get carried away with the outrageous mugging he tends to rely on. Barrymore is typically adorable, and her warmth lends even more appeal to an already sympathetic character. Not without its gross moments but generally more restrained than most Sandler vehicles, 50 First Dates is a charming little comedy that will disarm the star's most vociferous critics and delight his diehard fans.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
50 First Dates pulls off a neat little trick. The opening 20 minutes are filled with familiar Adam Sandler movie bits (walrus puke, sexually ambiguous co-worker, a horny and ethnic Rob Schneider) that even he seems tired of but knows need to be there for his core audience. In a pleasant surprise, the movie manages to disengage from its autopilot setting once the film's high concept kicks in. The Memento-meets-Groundhog Day conceit is actually thought out by first-time screenwriter George Wing. The film actually takes the time to figure out how Drew Barrymore's inability to make new memories affects those who love her most, and manages to find complications and solutions that are logical and thematically resonant. Director Peter Segal and Sandler, recognizing that they have been given a charming love story, are confident enough to back away from the more pedestrian moments of outlandishness that open the film. Sandler and Barrymore made a winning duo in The Wedding Singer. That film marked the first time Sandler tried to take his film persona in a new direction -- something he attempted more boldly in Paul Thomas Anderson's underappreciated Punch-Drunk Love. Sandler obviously learned from his experience on Punch-Drunk Love how his infantile screen persona can be allowed to grow up. With 50 First Dates, he has taken the lessons from that film, and packaged them in a way that his audience can accept.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
As a comedy, 50 First Dates is standard Sandler, but as a love story it left me pleasantly buzzed, if not quite punch-drunk.
New York Times - A.O. Scott
The unlikely sweetness of the story carries the day. What is most astonishing is the confidence with which the filmmakers push their premise to its logical conclusion, turning an ending that could have been either laughable or appalling into something so effortlessly heartfelt as to be nearly sublime.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
UPC:
0043396014268
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
23,056

Special Features

Commentary with director Peter Segal and star Drew Barrymore; Five deleted scenes with optional commentary; "The Dating Scene: The Making of 50 First Dates"; Music video: "Hold Me Now" by Wayne Wonder; Music video: "Love Song" by 311; Music video: "Amber" by 311; Comedy Central Reel Comedy Special; Gag reel; "Talkin' Pidgin" featurette; Filmographies; Previews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider Ula
Sean Astin Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus Alexa
Dan Aykroyd Dr. Keats
Amy Hill Sue
Allen Covert 10 Second Tom
Blake Clark Marlin Whitmore
Maya Rudolph Stacy
Missi Pyle Noreen
Pomaika'i Brown Nick
Lynn Collins Donna
Adam Del Rio Actor
Katheryn Winnick Young Woman
Joe Nakashima Old Hawaiian Man
Peter Dante Security Guard
Dom Magwili Security Guard
Jonathan Loughran Jennifer
J.D. Donaruma Young Man
Wayne Federman Patient
Kent Avenido Cooks Helper
Sharon Omi Cafe Regular
Glen Chin Cafe Regular
Christian Gutierrez Ula's Kid
Kristin Bauer Female Firefighter
Denise Bee Ula's Wife
Marguerite Cazin Henry & Lucy's Daughter
Peter Chen Caddy
Albert Chi Waiter
Chantell D. Christopher Salon Patron
Esmond Chung Sheriff
Nicola Hersh Woman in Car
Brian L. Keaulana Jet Skiier
Melissa Lawner Tan Friend
James Lee Ula's Kid
Kylie Moore Ula's Kid
Julianne Morris Noreen
Keali'i Olmos Ula's Kid
Michael K. Osborn Sea Lion Trainer
Aukuso Gus Puluti Café Regular
Virginia Reece Red Head
Nectar Rose Blonde in Office
David Suapaia Stacy's Boyfriend
Jackie Titone Dentist
Tache Uesugi Ula's Kid
Ishtar Uhvana Salon Worker
Brenda Vivian Salon Patron
Shenika Williams Salon Patron
Yan Lin Coroner
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
Peter Segal Director
Michael Adams Stunts
Alan Au Production Designer
Scott Bankston Co-producer,Executive Producer
James Bayliss Set Decoration/Design
Michael Brady Stunts
Max Brehme Production Manager
Leslie Brown Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Campanelli Camera Operator
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Brycen Counts Stunts
Michael Dilbeck Musical Direction/Supervision
Adam Druxman Asst. Director
Sheena Duggal Special Effects Supervisor
Paul Eliopolus Stunts
Michael Ewing Executive Producer
Robin Fredriksz Makeup
Tara Fuller Stunts
Jack Giarraputo Producer
Steve Golin Producer
Jeff Gourson Editor
Kevin Grady Associate Producer
Jack N. Green Cinematographer
Robert Greenfield Set Decoration/Design
Gary Guercio Stunts
John Hockridge Asst. Director
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator,Special Effects
Martha Johnston Set Decoration/Design
Nancy Juvonen Producer
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
David Kelson Sound/Sound Designer
Larry Kennar Co-producer
Daniel Lupi Executive Producer
Ellen Lutter Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Mussenden Casting
Ann Pala Makeup
Jay Roach Executive Producer
M. Jay Roach Executive Producer
Michael A. Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Domenic Silvestri Art Director
Joseph Urbancszyk Camera Operator
William W. Weiske Production Manager
Tim Wiles Production Manager
George Wing Screenwriter
Lila Yacoub Production Manager

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:23]
2. Ula [2:48]
3. Saving a Sick Animal [2:16]
4. Henry Meets Lucy [6:09]
5. The Stray Cow Accident [9:43]
6. Another Day, Another Birthday [3:18]
7. A $20 Bet [6:53]
8. The "I Can't Read" Approach [2:47]
9. The Outdoors Approach [6:34]
10. Lucy Learns the Truth [5:21]
11. Dr. Keats [4:56]
12. A Secret Admirer [1:23]
13. First Kisses [3:30]
14. A Song for Lucy [7:29]
15. Strange Bedfellows [5:10]
16. Lucy's Journal [2:33]
17. The Man of Her Dreams [2:35]
18. Rainbow's End [12:55]

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