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50 First Dates

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50 First Dates50 First Dates pairs Adam Sandler with Drew Berrymore, who he starred with in Wedding Singer. This time Berrymore plays Lucy, a local girl who suffers from a short term memory problem due to an accident she suffered a year ago. Henry (Adam Sandler) is the usual guy in his 30’s who seems to just be idling away until love comes his way. When the two meet, Henry finds himself strangely attracted to Lucy and then is told of her memory problem by a mutual friend, still Henry tries to pursue the hopeless situation until he is both accepted and totally in love.

The usual supporting cast of Sandler regulars round out the cast. There is even an excellent performance by Rob Schneider as Henry’s best friend, and unlike in other films, I actually thought Schneider put his best performance yet for a comedic actor…. in other words, he was great and not terrible like in the terrible film: The Hot Chick! Berrymore of course puts in a good performance, but props have to go to the animals in the film, especially the walrus who provides most of the funniest moments in the film.

But 50 First Dates is a romantic comedy, and so there is a lot of emotional moments, I would even say that the film ends up being rather serious. I know it had my girlfriend reaching for the tissue box plenty of times. Ironically if 50 First Dates is any sign, Adam Sandler may be the greatest actor of our generation, cause the guy makes some of the most tender moments happen on film. He can make us laugh and cry, and that is pretty hard to do of any one actor.

4 out 5 stars

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