50 First Dates

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Seamless menu navigation; Actor & director's commentary; Gag reel; "Talkin' Pidgin" featurette
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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.

As a comedy, 50 First Dates is standard Sandler, but as a love story it left me pleasantly buzzed, if not quite punch-drunk.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • UPC: 043396151246
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 7,031

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider Ula
Sean Astin Doug Whitmore
Dan Aykroyd Dr. Keats
Lusia Strus Alexa
Amy Hill Sue
Allen Covert 10 Second Tom
Blake Clark Marla Whitmore, Marlin Whitmore
Maya Rudolph Stacy
Kent Avenido Cooks Helper
Kristin Bauer Female Firefighter
Denise Bee Ula's Wife
Pomaika'i Brown Nick
Marguerite Cazin Henry & Lucy's Daughter
Peter Chen Caddy
Albert Chi Waiter
Glen Chin Cafe Regular
Chantell D. Christopher Salon Patron
Esmond Chung Sheriff
Lynn Collins Donna
Peter Dante Security Guard
J.D. Donaruma Young Man
Wayne Federman Patient
Christian Gutierrez Ula's Kid
Nicola Hersh Woman in Car
Brian L. Keaulana Jet Skiier
Melissa Lawner Tan Friend
James Lee Ula's Kid
Yan Lin Coroner
Jonathan Loughran Jennifer
Dom Magwili Security Guard
Kylie Moore Ula's Kid
Julianne Morris Noreen
Joe Nakashima Old Hawaiian Man
Nectar Rose Blonde in Office
Keali'i Olmos Ula's Kid
Sharon Omi Cafe Regular
Michael K. Osborn Sea Lion Trainer
Aukuso Gus Puluti Sr. Café Regular
Missi Pyle Noreen
Virginia Reece Red Head
Adam Del Rio
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
Katheryn Winnick Young Woman
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
M. Jay Roach Executive Producer
Jay Roach Executive Producer
Michael A. Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Domenic Silvestri Art Director
Joseph Urbancszyk Camera Operator
William W. Weiske III Production Manager
Tim Wiles Production Manager
George Wing Screenwriter
Lila Yacoub Production Manager
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted June 3, 2013

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    it was ok but not as good as The Wedding Singer. i liked The Wed

    it was ok but not as good as The Wedding Singer. i liked The Wedding Singer . the 2 actors seemed better in that movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Very Funny and Emotional Ride

    I am a big Adam Sanlder fan, but I am being honest in saying that even if I weren't I would love this movie despite him being in it. First off, this movie is very funny. It's full of that off-beat Adam Sandler comedy, but it fits greatly into this movie. Secondly, it's very emotional. This is one of very few movies where everything comes together in perfect harmony. The comedy, the emotional content, the scenery, and even the beautiful soundtrack. If you're like me and you can't stand romantic comedies, I promise you have nothing to fear from this one (or any other Adam Sandler romantic comedy). I feel very badly for anyone who never sees this. Also, you might want to check out more movies by director Steven Segal. He's very talented at combining comedy with emotional elements.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Endearingly Cute

    Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have great chemistry together, as evidenced in the Wedding Singer. Their dry humor just bounces off of each other perfectly. 50 First Dates is definitely fun for dates of for just hanging out with friends. Have fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Top notch romantic comedy!

    A very clever feel good movie. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth watching!

    I was never much of a Sandler fan, but I really enjoyed this feel-good film. I found Drew Barrymore's character completely endearing and the chemistry between Barrymore and Sandler was mesmerizing and believable. I really enjoyed Schneider's portrayal of the Pidgin-speaking Hawai'ian. My family is from Hawai'i and his accent was very realistic, even if most of the Hawai'ian-sounding words he used were made up. The old, grumpy local Hawai'ian guy at the diner is exactly like my father -- he was hilarious! I particularly loved the bittersweet ending, and it was touching that Henry loved Lucy so much that he was willing to endure what in real life would be a tremendous hardship. Bit of tear-jerker, but in a good way. I loved this movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I loved it!

    This movie was really great. The chemistry between the actors was phenominal! Sean Astin is personally one of my favorite actors and it was great to see him take on something like this. Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Rod Schneider are great together. I really loved this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BETTER THAN EXPECTED

    FUNNIER THAN I THOUGHT, AND DREW WAS GORGEOUS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best movie of the year in S.A.

    Very funny and exciting ! Best movie I have seen in months !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More than 50 first dates...

    This movie was too cute, a new way to do a romantic-comedy. Sandler and Barrymore's friendship in real life really helps in showing their on scene relationship in the movie. And the surroundings couldn't have been better, Hawaii is awesome. I went to see this with my cousin and mother, my mother actually was crying towards the end. A sweet movie and a funny one, It's a Adam Sandler movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a must see!

    It was a really good romantic-comedy and both Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore had outstanding performances.The setting was beautiful and added a charming effect.'50 First Dates' is awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An awesome trip

    50 First Dates seems to have a hopeless plot, but it feels like a great movie should. But honestly, if she can't remember him then how can they end up together? Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are able to bring some real life into the movie, with passion and bottom lines and life. It's also endless comedy from the pair. It's surprising to watch the ending, but you do leave feeling that even in real life, great things happen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A gr8 movie

    i thought this movie was excellent. i loved the plot and everything about it. i hope there r some other movies this interesting, funny, and phenomenal coming soon. i loved drew barrymore's role.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    50 first dates is awesome!

    this was a great movie. it was very funny. 50 first dates is a must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE MAGIC'S BACK!!...

    'The Wedding Singer' has always been one of my favorite movies thanks to it's mix of comedy and screw-ball romance, the chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore, and its' great 80's nostalgia. This one hits it out of the park again! Adam (or the directors he picks?) sure know how to use the right music to evoke deep emotions in almost anyone who's been there before. This is an EXTREMELY romantic movie, a tear-jerker with many great laughs. Thanks Adam and Drew!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best of 2003

    I loved this movie! I am a big Adam Sandler fan, but this was not one of his typical movies. Maybe that is why I liked it so much. Drew Barrymore has wonderful stage presents and the two of them have great chemistry on screen! They are two of my four favorite actors. The thing I loved about this movie was its daring ending, how it was not a conventional movie and how Sandler took a chance on it. I found it funny, heartwarming, but mostly interesting. I went in not expecting much, but I came out blown away! I loved it! At least rent it! Highly Recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny!

    I watched this at a sleepover and I was laughing the whole time. (so were all my friends) It was worth watching but I don't recommend for children under 8 to watch it (it can be a little hard to follow!,ect)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmmm...weird

    Thisd movie wasdifferetn than any movie I've seen Drew Barrymore in.I think she plays an oddball who doesn't know what day it is or how old she is.I like it, but I'm still wondering if this movie should be just a movie made for TV.As I observed in Claifornia, it didn't catch a lot of people or encourage them to go see a mindless romantic cmoedy.So I really don't know what to say about this movie, it was good to me, but critics like movies that look realistic and know that the actors aren't acting.This is rea life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Fun Movie

    50 First Dates was a funny romantic comedy. The story line wasn't the best, but with Sandler and Barrymorre as leads you just had to love it. I would defenatly watch this movie again! This movie just makes you laugh again and agian.

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    Posted November 23, 2009

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