50 First Dates
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Scheider, Sean Astin,
Written By: George Wing
Directed By: Peter Segal
Studio: Columbia Tristar
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Just in time for summer comes the box office hit 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. 50 First Dates is a great, and funny romantic comedy set in Hawaii.
Henri Roth (Sandler) is a marine biologist and, as many know, a bachelor. Henri believes he has the perfect opportunity for a quick romance, when many females head to the island for vacation, but when he finally meets Lucy (Barrymore,) he falls for her. Everything goes great until the next morning Lucy doesn’t recognize him. Henri finds this strange that the girl who he hit it off with so well now doesn’t even remember him. Lucy suffers from a brain disorder where she cannot remember things from the previous day. Henri knows this is just not a one date fling, and pursues Lucy with intesity and passion. Helping him out is his hilarious friend, Ula (played great by Rob Schneider.) Henri is determined to have Lucy remember him so he must find interesting and romantic ways of trying to win Lucy’s heart each day. Also starring in the movie are Sean Astin, Blake Clark, Dan Aykroyd, and Sandler’s usual buddies pop up as well. Sean Astin and Blake Clark play the brother and father, respectively, of Lucy. They work well together and create some fun moments. The backdrop of Hawaii does a nice job with the romantic theme of the movie as well, making Hawaii an excellent choice. It just adds something extra to the movie and makes me wish I was going on vacation there.
For the special features, quite a few to choose from. First up a commentary by the director, Peter Segal and Drew Barrymore. Also check out some funny outtakes and deleted scenes. I really enjoyed the 25 min documentary of the movie and the music videos. Two of which were 311 and one by Wayne Wonder. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the music in the movie. It was excellent. Unfortunately not all the songs heard in the movie are on the soundtrack, but still a great soundtrack. Two other featurettes are on the dvd like the Comedy Central Reel Comedy Special and Talkin’ Pidgin.
Overall, the movie was great. Lots of laughs and a few nice romantic moments, makes this one of Adam Sandler’s best movies since The Wedding Singer.
n- The Dating Scene: The Making of 50 First Dates
n- Talkin’ Pidgin Featurette
n- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
n- Gag Reel
n- Music Videos
n- Director (Peter Segal) and Cast Commentary
n- Comedy Central Reel Comedy Special n- Filmographies
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: Broken Down car on the road, any scene with Rob Schneider
Running Time: 99 minutes