The M.O.W.'s Movie Review of 50 First Dates

Rating of

50 First Dates

Cute, but it's hard to believe
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/08

"Henry Roth" (Adam Sandler) meets the girl of his dreams (Drew Barrymore), but she doesn't remember meeting him over-and-over due to a head injury that has destroyed her short-term memory. He falls madly in love with her and gets her family and friends to realize how wrong they are in keeping her reliving the last day she remembers over and over again.

This movie is a unbelievable love story with a few laughs. To the best of my knowledge, there is no documented cases of people who lose their memory when they go to bed every night.

The only ones who have any character development are Sandler's and Barrymore's. All the others are just there for the most part to advance the amnesia plot. You would think that they would have tried to help her regain her memory instead of a stranger who comes into their lives.

Rob Sneider as Sandler's pot-smoking buddy provides most of the laughs, but his character is not in the movie that much and he doesn't really steal any scenes.

The chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore is near perfect. Both make their characters so sweet and caring. They are the only reason to see this movie. And for once, Sandler doesn't act like a jerk in this movie -- in my opinion.

"50 First Dates" is an ok movie that barely makes my list as a first choice to rent.

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