The 40 Year Old Virgin
Öga rött, Ett

50 First Dates (2004)
USA / English
"Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day. "
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
Adam Sandler Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider Ula
Sean Astin Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus Alexa
Dan Aykroyd Dr. Keats
Amy Hill Sue
Allen Covert Ten Second Tom
Blake Clark Marlin Whitmore
Maya Rudolph Stacy
Pomaika'i Brown Nick (as Nephi Pomaikai Brown)
Joe Nakashima Old Hawaiian Man
Peter Dante Security Guard
Dom Magwili Security Guard
Jonathan Loughran Jennifer
Director: Peter Segal
Producer: Jack Giarraputo,Steve Golin,Nancy Juvonen
Writer: George Wing
Odd premise for a rom-com, but it works
Drew Barrymore as the amnesiac Lucy, is wonderful in this movie. She's sweet, vulnerable, and yet strong in her own way at the same time. Adam Sandler drops his routine "ornery annoying dumb guy" persona, and he adapts well here, playing his Henry character as noble, sensitive, and amiable. The two characters are pleasing and easy to identify with.

The good work of both leads helps this offbeat premise work. A young woman suffers from a condition caused by a traumatic injury where her daily memory is erased each night when she goes to sleep; she wakes each morning thinking it's a day a few years earlier. Her family insulate her in this fantasy, for obvious reasons. This is where suspension of disbelief is necessary, as plot holes dealing with how Lucy's life would be are easy to catch. Most obvious: as time wore on, wouldn't Lucy be shocked, waking to see her parents had aged by several years? And if she sees a mirror, she'd notice her own aging. It's hard to imagine living like this, which is why this movie actually moves more toward a drama than a comedy.

However, in all rom-coms, love conquers all, even the daily obliteration of the relationship. The behavior of people doesn't seem likely, and the ending opens a lot of questions, so giving the movie poetic license again comes into play. This movie is just about romantic fantasy, so for the sake of enjoying the flick, those questions are best left unasked.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: Teddy Castellucci
Running time: 99 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2