Barrymore is adorably innocent as Lucy, an art teacher who has lost her short-term memory, and Sandler is charming as Henry, a hopelessly romantic veterinarian living in Hawaii. But neither can elevate 50 First Dates, a dreadful farce, featuring vomiting walruses, a one-eyed pothead father, and a ”juiced up” hobbit (Sean Astin). The endearing premise – making someone fall in love with you every day – gets lost in the muddle. EXTRAS The overly self-congratulatory (and sans-Sandler) commentary by Barrymore and director Peter Segal is an uninformative waste of time. But the making-of docs, which include amusing outtakes, are more interesting than the actual film. The highlight: an instructional featurette on Hawaiian pidgin, after which you’ll know to cringe when the locals call you a ”futless haole.”
Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Sean Astin, Dan Aykroyd, Roy Scheider; Director: Peter Segal; Author: George Wing; Release Date Wide: 02/13/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted June 18 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Ryan Murphy has already asked Lady Gaga to join 'AHS' season 6
- New 'Rocky Horror Show' gets BBC America premiere date
- Misha Collins releases behind-the-scenes look at filming 'Supernatural'
- How 'Twilight' fans reacted to the gender-swapping 'Twilight: Reimagined'
- See the action-packed final trailer for 'Mockingjay - Part 2'
- ABC Family changing name, ditching 'Family' to draw younger viewers
- Tom Hanks helps student who lost her college ID