50 FIRST DATES (Theatrical Release USA 2004)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

50 First Dates—stamped with Adam Sandler’s typical mature humor—makes one stop and think about life choices and making impossible situations not only workable, but completely possible. It’s an ode to doing the right thing by finding workable solutions to challenging situations. Very interesting and engaging storyline presents fresh, unbeatable charm for that audience who loves life and romance. Terrific story about dealing well with disability by making a ‘disability’ into an ‘ability’ to live life to its fullest. Great acting by all involved. Watch for a cameo appearance of Kevin James and, of course, the usual appearance of Rob Schneider.

Storyline

Veterinarian Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) meets amnesiac Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) and finds furthering their relationship requires work outside of the usual parameters.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Peter Segal for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Scott Bankston, Jack Giarraputo, and TomMcNulty for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), Ula (Rob Schneider), Doug Whitmore (Sean Astin), Alexa (Lusia Strus), Dr. Keats (Dan Aykroyd), Sue (Amy Hill), Ten Second Tom (Allen Covert), Marlin Whitmore (Blake Clark), Stacy (Maya Rudolph), and Nick (Pomaika’i Brown).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. As with many Adam Sandler films, this film shows how compassion can enable itself in real life situations. It’s worth the investment of time and money. Unique storyline.

Ben Meyers

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