Actors: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about 50 First Dates|
|Harry Roth is a vet working in Hawaii trying to save money to tour the waters around Alaska and study walrus. Every night he goes to the local bars to pick up with whomever he will spend the night. No emotions or strings attached, it is what he does. His passions are for his work. One morning he meets Lucy at a local resturant and is drawn to her.Lucy used to be an art teacher at a local Junior High school. Her father is a local fisherman and her mother is deceased. Harry discovers that Lucy has no short term memory, the result of an auto accident. Each day she awakens thinking that it is her father's birthday and a Sunday and goes about the same routine. Her father and brother spend each evening making everything as it was the morning of that fateful day that she lost her memory. Harry falls in love with Lucy and spends each day making her fall in love with him over and over. He makes a video for her to view each morning to expedite the process only to find that she is making a journal so she can brush up on what she has forgotten. She decides that she can no longer stand in the way of Harry and her family living their lives and moves to an institution that cares for those like her. What Harry does to win her back and how he continues to make her fall in love each day makes this a wonderful movie. This movie also stars Rob Schneider and Sean Austin in great comic roles.
--plnorth, Resident Scholar
|Arctic marine life veterinarian Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) tends to the sea animals at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, and breaks the hearts of mainland tourists in search of a vacation romance. A long-term relationship for Henry is out of the question. It would scuttle his 10-year dream of sailing to Alaska to study the underwater life of walruses.
Henry is close to making his dream come true when his schooner, the Sea Serpent, suffers a mishap during a trial run, which lands him at the Hukilau Cafe where he saw the beautiful young Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore). Henry is immediately attracted to Lucy, and after a first chat with her about waffles and sea mammals, Henry finds himself more and more interested in Lucy. Ignoring his own rule about dating local girls, he makes a date to meet her for breakfast the next day. But when he arrives and makes a reference to their previous conversation, she thinks he's some kind of freak and calls for help. Lucy has no idea who he is. It seems to Lucy they never even met. Later on, Henry realizes that if he wants to win her affections, he's going to have to start over again.
--Janice Herrera, Resident Scholar
|Henry is a vet at an aquarium in Hawaii who loves to have one night stands with tourists. Then he meets Lucy, an unfortunate victim of a car crash who has no short term memory. Henry falls for Lucy and because she can't remember anything from the previous night when she wakes up each morning, he has to work hard every day to convince her to go out with him again. Henry comes up with clever ways to help Lucy deal with her memory loss and to help maintain their relationship.
--sayruh, Resident Scholar
|Lucy (Drew Barrymore) is a young art teacher and painter, whom following a road accident suffers from a rare case of memory loss. Every day Lucy wakes up and remembers nothing of the previous day or any day that followed the accident. This disorders causes major complications once Marine Biologist, Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) falls head over heals in love with Lucy. Henry devices a new plan to make Lucy respond to his feelings every single day.
--Anna Maria Delinasiou, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
Inner struggle or disability
Kind of comedy
- romantic comedy
Brain/Body not working?
How much humor v. drama
- Lot of humor, but significant serious drama
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- (man) very short/crewcut
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
- White (American)
- general circumstances
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- mental hospital
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- Occasional swearing
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