50 First Dates

50 First Dates

Peter Segal (2004)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Only the grumpiest viewer could fail to be charmed by this sweet comedy. Featuring one of Adam Sandler's least goofy performances, it's a simple and undemanding story, with genuine warmth beneath the slapstick. In a plot reminiscent of Groundhog Day, Drew Barrymore plays a car-crash survivor whose short-term memory loss means she wakes up every morning with no knowledge of the day before. For laid-back, would-be suitor Sandler this means repeating their first date over and over again, an amusing concept laced with poignancy. Both leads are likeable, benefiting from an easy chemistry established in The Wedding Singer, but it's Anger Management director Peter Segal's subtle balance of humour and heart that really lifts the film.


A vet working at a Hawaiian zoo falls madly in love with a beautiful woman and pulls out all the stops to romance her. However, his attempts to woo her are seriously undermined by the fact that she suffers from short-term memory-loss, meaning he has to resume his courtship from scratch every day. Romantic comedy, starring Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Dan Aykroyd.

Cast & Crew

Henry Roth Adam Sandler
Lucy Whitmore Drew Barrymore
Ula Rob Schneider
Doug Whitmore Sean Astin
Dr Keats Dan Aykroyd
Sue Amy Hill
Alexa Lusia Strus
Ten Second Tom Allen Covert
Director Peter Segal
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Swearing, edited for language and drug abuse. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Apr 2004
Comedy Drama