50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Blake Clark, and Dan Aykroyd. It follows the story of Henry, a womanizing marine veterinarian who falls for an art teacher named Lucy. Realizing she has no short-term memory, he resolves to win her over again each new day.
Most of the film was shot on location in Oahu, Hawaii on the Windward side and the North Shore. Sandler and Barrymore won an MTV award for Best On-Screen Team. The fictitious memory impairment suffered by Barrymore's character, "Goldfield's Syndrome", is similar to short-term memory loss and anterograde amnesia. 50 First Dates inspired a number of remakes overseas, including The 2014 Malayalam film Ormayundo Ee Mukham.
|50 First Dates|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Peter Segal|
|Produced by||Jack Giarraputo|
|Written by||George Wing|
|Music by||Teddy Castellucci|
|Cinematography||Jack N. Green|
|Edited by||Jeff Gourson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$196.3 million|
Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a veterinarian at Sea Life Park on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He has a reputation of romancing female tourists, a strategy he employs to avoid becoming involved in a serious relationship. One day, at Hukilau Café, he meets a young woman named Lucy Whitmore. Believing her to be a local, he avoids introducing himself, but the next day he returns. He and Lucy hit it off and she asks him to meet her again the next morning.
However, when Henry goes back to the café the following day, Lucy has no memory of their previous meeting. The restaurant owner Sue explains to Henry that, the previous year, Lucy and her father Marlin had a serious car accident on his birthday that left her with anterograde amnesia, which inhibits her ability to form new memories. As such, she wakes up every morning thinking it is Sunday, October 13, of a year ago.
To spare Lucy the heartbreak of reliving the accident every day, Marlin and Doug, Lucy's lisping steroid-addicted brother, re-enact Marlin's birthday by following a script, including putting out the Sunday newspaper, refilling Lucy's shampoo bottles, re-watching the same Minnesota Vikings game, and re-watching the movie The Sixth Sense.
Despite Sue's warning, Henry invites Lucy to have breakfast with him. Eventually she does, but it ends poorly when he unintentionally hurts her feelings. He follows her home to apologize, where Marlin and Doug instruct him to leave her alone. Henry begins concocting ways to run into Lucy on the following days, but eventually Marlin and Doug figure this out and tell Henry that Lucy sings The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" on the days when she has met him. So they agree that he can carry on seeing her.
One day, a police officer writes Lucy a ticket for her expired plates. She attempts to argue that they are not yet expired, but realizes it's not October 13 as she thought. Lucy rushes home, and Marlin and Doug admit their ruse.
Henry comes up with an idea to make a video explaining to Lucy her accident and their relationship. Although she is upset each time she is told about her accident and memory loss, Henry believes that she is more upset about realizing her life has been a lie every day. Because of this, Henry, Marlin and Doug show Lucy the tape every morning and help her spend her days by picking up where the tape says she left off. She spends more time with Henry and goes to see some of her old friends.
One day, Lucy overhears Henry talking of his decision not to take a year-long sailing trip to Bristol Bay to study walruses, something he has been planning for the past 10 years, in favor of spending that year trying to help Lucy and make her fall in love with him every day. So she tells Henry that, for his sake, she will erase him completely from her life. Henry reluctantly helps Lucy destroy her journal entries of their relationship.
A few weeks later, Henry is preparing to leave for his trip. Before he departs, Marlin tells him that Lucy is now living at the brain injury institute where she was first diagnosed and teaching an art class there. He also tells him that she sings. As he is sailing away, Henry remembers that Marlin once told him that Lucy only sings after she meets him. Concluding that she remembers him, he returns home, rushes to the institute and asks her if she knows who he is. She says she doesn't, but then shows him many pictures she has painted of him, saying she dreams about him every night.
Some time later, Lucy wakes up and plays a video tape marked "Good Morning Lucy." It again informs her of her accident, but ends with her and Henry's wedding. On the tape, Henry says to put a jacket on and come have breakfast when she is ready. Lucy then sees that she is on Henry's boat, which finally made it to Alaska. She goes up on deck and meets Marlin, Henry and their daughter, Nicole.
The film was originally titled "50 First Kisses". Drew Barrymore, who knew of the original script, wrote a letter to Sandler and suggested it as their next film together. In 2014, Barrymore said it had been more of a drama and was re-written by Sandler and they reworked it into more of a comedy. Originally, Seattle was supposed to be the film's main setting, but Sandler later switched it to Hawaii. Sandler said that "it just seemed like the very best possible place to do it for many different reasons. You don't see many movies [set] there, so it was a great experience to film in a different locale. And it is such a spectacularly beautiful place for a romantic comedy."
Most of the film was shot on location in Kaneohe, Kaʻaʻawa, Wahiawā, Makapuʻu, and Waimānalo, Oahu, as well as in Kāne'ohe Bay. The Hukilau Cafe where Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler had breakfast each morning is still standing at Kualoa Ranch, as well as the roadway and gate in the valley where they met each day. Due to the high cost of filming outside of the studio zone, some interior scenes (such as inside the Whitmore residence) were shot on sets in Los Angeles carefully decorated to look like they were in Hawaii.
The review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 45 percent based on 175 reviews from critics, and a weighted average of 5.41 out of 10. The website's "Critics Consensus" is that the "[G]ross-out humor overwhelms the easy chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, who bring some energy and yucks to this tale of a girl with short-term memory loss and the guy who tries to get her to love him."
Critics who enjoyed the film (such as The New York Times reviewer A.O. Scott) praised the uplifting story while lamenting the seemingly excessive and incongruous amount of crude humor and drug references. Roger Ebert gave it three out of four stars, saying "The movie is sort of an experiment for Sandler. He reveals the warm side of his personality, and leaves behind the hostility, anger and gross-out humor... The movie doesn't have the complexity and depth of Groundhog Day... but as entertainment it's ingratiating and lovable."
Sandler and Barrymore won the award for Best On-Screen Team at the MTV Movie Awards. The two actors, who had previously worked together in the popular film The Wedding Singer, are said to regard 50 First Dates as one of their favorite collaborations as professional "soul mates".
In an article in the BMJ on depictions of amnesia in film, clinical neuropsychologist Sallie Baxendale writes that 50 First Dates "maintains a venerable movie tradition of portraying an amnesic syndrome that bears no relation to any known neurological or psychiatric condition".
In 2010, researchers described a woman who developed the kind of memory impairment after she was involved in a car accident. She described that her memory was normal for events on the same day and that overnight memories for the previous day were lost. However, a neuropsychological test did reveal some improvement in recall for tasks which she had, unknowingly, performed the previous day. Though the woman claimed not to have seen 50 First Dates prior to her 2005 accident (but has watched it several times since), she stated that Drew Barrymore was her favorite actress, leading researchers to conclude that her condition might have been influenced by some knowledge of the film's plot, and its impact upon her understanding of amnesia. Similarly, in the Truman Show delusion, patients believe that they are living inside a reality television show, as in the 1998 film The Truman Show.
In July 2015, two people were discovered to have a form of anterograde amnesia that resembles the one depicted in the movie. One is a man in the UK, originally from Germany. He wakes up every day thinking it is March 14, 2005, because that is the day he underwent anesthesia for a dental procedure which led to this condition as a rare, unexplained complication (however, his anterograde amnesia, like that of others with the condition, causes him to forget facts not daily, but within 90 minutes). The other is a woman who reportedly believes every day is October 15, 2014. She used to be a pub manager and was visiting Kettering General Hospital for a kickboxing injury when she slipped and hit her head on a metal pole.
Ten-Second Tom's ten-second memory is similar to the second-to-second consciousness of Clive Wearing, a British man whose long- and short-term memory centers were destroyed from a viral infection of the brain caused by the herpes virus.
The Hebrew Home of Riverdale, New York has started an experimental program in which residents with early dementia watch a video every morning in which they see comforting messages and reminders from family members that they may still know. After April 2015, the program may include more residents. Robert Abrams of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital considered this idea "both innovative and thoughtful." Charlotte Dell, director of social services for the home, said the program was inspired by 50 First Dates.
|50 First Dates: Love songs from the Original Motion Picture|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||February 3, 2004|
|Genre||Ska, reggae, new wave|
The soundtrack contains cover versions of songs that were originally recorded in the 1980s. This includes mostly reggae covers, due to their emphasized upbeat that gives a tropical or Hawaiian feel. It was a moderate commercial hit, reaching #30 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Soundtracks chart and Top Reggae Albums chart in the United States.
Despite being prominently featured in the film, neither Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"/"What a Wonderful World" nor The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" was included on the soundtrack.
|1.||"Hold Me Now" (Thompson Twins)||Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway||Wayne Wonder||4:12|
|2.||"Lovesong" (The Cure)||Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O'Donnell||311||3:28|
|3.||"Lips Like Sugar" (Echo & the Bunnymen)||Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson||Seal featuring Mikey Dread||5:00|
|4.||"Your Love (L.O.V.E. Reggae Mix)" (The Outfield)||John Spinks||Wyclef Jean featuring Eve||4:13|
|5.||"Drive" (The Cars)||Ric Ocasek||Ziggy Marley of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers||4:26|
|6.||"True" (Spandau Ballet)||Gary Kemp||will.i.am & Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas||3:47|
|7.||"Slave to Love" (Bryan Ferry)||Ferry||Elan Atias featuring Gwen Stefani||4:24|
|8.||"Every Breath You Take" (The Police)||Sting||UB40||3:55|
|9.||"The Ghost in You" (The Psychedelic Furs)||Richard Butler, Tim Butler||Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray||4:24|
|10.||"Friday I'm in Love" (The Cure)||Smith, Gallup, Thompson, Williams, Perry Bamonte||Dryden Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm||3:01|
|11.||"Breakfast in Bed" (Dusty Springfield)||Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts||Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls||3:22|
|12.||"I Melt With You" (Modern English)||Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Stephen Walker, Michael Conroy, Richard Brown||Jason Mraz||3:36|
|13.||"Forgetful Lucy"||Sandler, Allen Covert, Tim Herlihy||Adam Sandler||1:53|
The 2004 MTV Movie Awards were held June 5, 2004, and were hosted by Lindsay Lohan and featured performances by Beastie Boys, D12 and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.2004 Teen Choice Awards
The 2004 Teen Choice Awards were held on August 8, 2004, at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, California. The event was hosted by Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie with Blink-182, JoJo, Lenny Kravitz, and Ashlee Simpson as performers. Mike Myers received the Ultimate Choice Award, Bethany Hamilton received the Courage Award, Tony Hawk and Mia Hamm received the Male and Female Athlete Awards respectively, Adam Sandler received the Comedian Award, and Ashlee Simpson received the Fresh Face Award.Allen Covert
Allen Stephen Covert (born October 13, 1964) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Best known for his starring role in the 2006 comedy film Grandma's Boy, he was a frequent collaborator with actor and friend Adam Sandler with prominent roles in such films as Happy Gilmore (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Little Nicky (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), and Strange Wilderness (2008).Amy Hill
Amy Marie Hill (born May 9, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actress and voice actress known for often playing grandmother or motherly type roles in both live action and voice roles. Hill's first major role was as Yung-Hee "Grandma" Kim on All-American Girl where her character became the breakout character of the short lived television series.
Hill has been a mainstay on American television in her work, many of her roles being recurring roles the most notable roles being, Mrs. DePaulo on That's So Raven, Mama Tohru on Jackie Chan Adventures, Mrs. Hasagawa in Lilo & Stitch: The Series (reprising the same character she played in Lilo & Stitch), Ah-Mah Jasmine Lee in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Judy Harvey in Enlightened, Mah Mah Ling in American Dad!, Beverly Tarantino in Mom and Ms. Mannering in Preacher.
Hill is currently a series regular on the Amazon Video Web television show Just Add Magic as Mama P along with recurring in UnReal as Dr. Wagerstein on the basic cable network Lifetime and The CW romantic comedy musical Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Lourdes Chan.
In film, she is perhaps best known for her roles as Mrs. Kwan in The Cat in the Hat, Sue in 50 First Dates, and Mrs. Ho-Kim in Next Friday. She plays Kumu the cultural curator of Robin Master's estate in Magnum P.I. on the new reboot series.Blended (film)
Blended is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, and written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. It stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, with an ensemble cast featuring Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Terry Crews, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon and Shaquille O'Neal. South African cricketer Dale Steyn also played a cameo as himself. It was released on May 23, 2014.The film marked the third time Sandler and Barrymore co-starred in a film together, after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Coraci also previously directed Sandler and Barrymore in The Wedding Singer. It also marked Sandler's first role in a Warner Bros. film.Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is a 2004 American teen musical comedy film directed by Sara Sugarman and produced by Robert Shapiro and Mathew Hart for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as an aspiring teenaged actress whose family moves from New York City to New Jersey, Adam Garcia as her favorite rock musician, Glenne Headly as her mother, and Alison Pill as her best friend. The screenplay is by Gail Parent and is based on Dyan Sheldon’s 1999 novel of the same name.
It was released in late February 2004 to negative critical reaction, but was a modest commercial success, reaching number two in the United States box office behind Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore's 50 First Dates. On July 20, 2004, it was released on VHS and DVD.Drew Barrymore
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA nomination.
Following a highly publicized childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse, Barrymore released an autobiography, Little Girl Lost, in 1991. She went on to appear in a string of successful films throughout the decade, including Poison Ivy (1992), Boys on the Side (1995), Mad Love (1995), Scream (1996), Ever After (1998) and The Wedding Singer (1998). The latter was her first collaboration with Adam Sandler; they have since starred together in 50 First Dates (2004) and Blended (2014).
Barrymore's other films include Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), Going the Distance (2010), Big Miracle (2012) and Miss You Already (2015). Barrymore made her directorial debut with Whip It (2009), in which she also starred, and received a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in Grey Gardens (2009). She currently stars on the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet.
In 1995, Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films. The pair have produced several projects in which Barrymore has starred. In 2013, Barrymore launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner, which has grown to include lines in makeup, perfume and eyewear. Her other business ventures include a range of wines and a clothing line. In 2015, she released her second memoir, Wildflower. Barrymore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.From tha Chuuuch to da Palace
"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" is a single that appeared on Snoop Dogg's sixth album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$. The song was produced by The Neptunes and features an uncredited Pharrell Williams. It contains re-sung elements from "Contagious" performed by The Isley Brothers. The song lyrics reference their lead singer Ron Isley. The music video was directed by Diane Martel and includes cameo appearances by Tony Cox, Tommy Davidson, Lauren London and rappers Soopafly, Goldie Loc, Uncle Junebug, Daz Dillinger and Warren G. The video also includes Pharrell wearing make up to look like Bill Gates. The song was featured in the movie 50 First Dates and video game MTV Music Generator 3.Happy Madison Productions
Happy Madison Productions is an American film and television production company founded in 1999 by Adam Sandler which is best known for its comedy films. In association with Happy Madison which takes its name from the films Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, two box office successes starring Sandler himself, both produced by Robert Simonds. The elderly man depicted in the production logo is Sandler's late father, Stanley, who also says the accompanying audio, "Terrific."
In addition to various Sandler-produced films, the company has also released films produced by others, such as Steven Brill (Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds), Dennis Dugan (The Benchwarmers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2), Frank Coraci (Click, Zookeeper, Blended), Fred Wolf (Strange Wilderness, The House Bunny), Tom Brady (The Animal, The Hot Chick, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star), Peter Segal (Anger Management, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard), and Nicholaus Goossen (A Day with the Meatball, Grandma's Boy, The Shortcut).
The 1998 films The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer helped jump start Sandler's movie career and production company. He produced The Waterboy and co-wrote the script with Tim Herlihy. The film was extremely profitable, earning over $160 million in the United States alone and made Sandler a successful actor with The Waterboy becoming his second $100 million film in a year, along with The Wedding Singer.
The company's production office is located in the Judy Garland Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City while its corporate and parent company offices (Happy Madison, Inc.) are located in Manchester, New Hampshire run by Adam's brother Scott.List of 2004 box office number-one films in Canada
This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in Canada during 2004.List of 2004 box office number-one films in the United States
This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 2004.Lovesong (The Cure song)
"Lovesong" (sometimes listed as "Love Song") is a song originally recorded by the English alternative rock band The Cure, released as the third single from their eighth studio album Disintegration in 1989. The song saw considerable success in the United States, where it was a number two hit (reaching that position during the week of October 21, 1989, behind Janet Jackson's "Miss You Much") and the band's only top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100; in the United Kingdom, the single charted at number 18.
The song has been covered by several artists, with notable cover versions by American rock band 311, recorded for the soundtrack for the film 50 First Dates and also released as a single. This song was also performed by Adele on her 2011 album 21.Maya Rudolph
Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The Rentals before joining The Groundlings improv troupe later in the decade. In 2000, Rudolph became a cast member on the NBC television series Saturday Night Live and subsequently appeared in supporting roles in films such as 50 First Dates (2004) and A Prairie Home Companion (2006).
Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2007, Rudolph has appeared in Grown Ups (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), and Sisters (2015). She has lent her voice to the animated films Shrek the Third (2007) and Big Hero 6 (2014). In addition to her film appearances, Rudolph starred as Ava Alexander on the NBC sitcom Up All Night from 2011 to 2012, and co-hosted her own variety show Maya & Marty. She appeared on The Good Place on NBC in 2018, an appearance that earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.Mental disorders in film
Many films have portrayed mental disorders or have used them as backdrops for other themes. This is a list of some of those films, sorted by disorder, regardless of whether or not the disorder is portrayed accurately. For instance, though 50 First Dates presents a case of anterograde amnesia, the type depicted does not actually exist. Also, of the "mental disorders" listed below, "catatonia", "sadistic personality disorder", and "self-injury"—while referring to a medical sign or a harmful behavior—are not mental disorders recognized in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Similarly, dissociative identity disorder, formerly called "multiple identity disorder", is one of the most controversial psychiatric disorders, with no clear consensus on diagnostic criteria or treatment. Most films purporting to represent dissociative identity disorder do not convey the doubts concerning the reality and symptomatology of that nosological entity.
Owing to the nature of drama, extreme and florid manifestations of a given disorder tend to prevail over the more subtle manifestations typical of an average case. For example, persons with agoraphobia are generally portrayed in drama as recluses who never, or hardly ever, venture from their homes; in reality, this is rare and extreme, not typical of agoraphobes.Missi Pyle
Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle (born November 16, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in several films, including the award-winning films The Artist, Galaxy Quest, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Gone Girl.
She has also appeared in various television roles, on shows such as Mad About You, Friends, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, My Name Is Earl, 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls, and Mom. She was also half of Smith & Pyle, a country rock band, with actress Shawnee Smith. She also appeared in the music video for Foo Fighters' single "Run" as a nurse.Peter Segal
Peter Segal (born 1962) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Segal has directed the comedic films Tommy Boy (1995), My Fellow Americans (1996), The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Get Smart (2008), and Grudge Match (2013).Rob Schneider
Robert Michael Schneider (; born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, he went on to a career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers, and Grown Ups. Schneider is the father of singer Elle King.Sean Astin
Sean Patrick Astin (né Duke; born February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His acting roles include Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in Rudy (1993), and Bob Newby in the second season of Stranger Things (2017).Underneath It All
"Underneath It All" is a song by the American ska band No Doubt from their fourth studio album Rock Steady (2001). It was written by the band's lead singer Gwen Stefani and David Stewart. The song features a reggae production from Sly and Robbie and guest vocals from Lady Saw. The song received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics.
"Underneath It All" was released as the album's third single in mid-2002. It became No Doubt's highest-charting US single, but was less successful elsewhere. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 46th Grammy Awards. The song was featured in the 2004 film 50 First Dates.
Films directed by Peter Segal