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50 First Dates 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...50 First DatesRomance, ComedyPT96MPG-13 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...2004-06-18Sean AstinDan AykroydRoy ScheiderSean Astin, Dan Aykroyd, Roy ScheiderColumbia Pictures

50 First Dates

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

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.”

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