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50 First Dates

2006-03-30 12:29

Arctic marine life veterinarian Henry Roth has his future all mapped out. When he's not tending to the sea animals at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, he is breaking 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 he meets the beautiful young Lucy Whitmore. As they chat 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. And Henry realizes that if he wants to win her affections, he's going to have to start over again every day for the rest of his life.

What the critics think:

"...despite the odd gross-out misstep, this is a sweet, warm and funny romantic comedy."
- Nev Pierce, BBCi Films

"The movie doesn't have the complexity and depth of Groundhog Day, but as entertainment it's ingratiating and lovable."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Sandler's movies always have combined juvenile humor with sentimentality, but the two rarely have seemed so out of synch."
- Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are, as always, the perfect on-screen couple for rom-coms. Unfortunately this script doesn't have the merit of The Wedding Singer.

Greta 2004/06/29 3:54 PM
The Wedding Singer I didn't realise that was Adam Sandler? Wow. Hair hides all then. I find the concept of this movie much more appealing than that of the wedding singer. American Pie
Jeanne Verster 2004/07/26 2:08 PM
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