50 First Dates

Columbia Pictures Released 2004




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Movie Summary

Peter Segal

Hawaiian Henry Roth, a veterinarian at an aquatic theme park, is not looking to fall in love. Rather than searching for a real relationship, he prefers to spend his time seducing tourists for one night stands. Henry's outlook on love suddenly changes when he meets local art teacher Lucy Whitmore in a diner one morning. After sharing a conversation, Henry and Lucy genuinely like each other. When Lucy says that she has to celebrate her father's birthday that afternoon, they make plans to meet again at the diner the next day. The next morning, Henry is confused to find that Lucy has no memory of ever meeting him. He soon learns from the diner's owner that Lucy was involved in a car accident that caused her to lose her short-term memory. As a result, Lucy wakes up each morning with amnesia about the previous day and perpetually thinks that it is her father's birthday. In order to be with the woman he loves, persistent Henry must reintroduce himself to Lucy and try to win her heart in a new way each day.



Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The unlikely sweetness of the story carries the day. What is most astonishing is the confidence with which the filmmakers push their premise to its logical conclusion, turning an e...

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Schneider hams it up as a paunchy middle-aged Hawaiian stoner in an eyebrow-raising ethnic caricature that more than once calls to mind Mickey Rooney's unfortunate Japanese turn in...

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Has nothing going for it -- and much going against it.

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    • Production Budget - $75,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $120,908,074 (15th)
      Worldwide Gross - $196,482,882 (15th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $158,874,378
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $258,180,405

    • Other production companies:
      Happy Madison Productions
      Anonymous Content
      Flower Films (II)

    • Filming locations:
      Blackstone Bay, Alaska
      Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
      Culver Studios, Culver City, California
      Dillingham Estate, Mokul`ia, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Hawaii Film Studio, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Ka`a`awa, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Kane'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Kualoa Ranch, Ka`a`awa, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Ocean Trails Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
      Ontario International Airport, Ontario, California
      Rainforest Cafe, San Francisco, California
      San Francisco, California
      Sea Life Park, Waimänalo, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California
      Waikäne Pier, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Waimea, O'ahu, Hawaii
      Waimänalo, O'ahu, Hawaii

    • Taglines:
      1. The ultimate bachelor will face the ultimate challenge.
      2. Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day.

    • Music:
      Wouldn't It Be Nice

      Written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Tony Asher
      Performed by The Beach Boys
      Pressure Drop
      Written by Toots Hibbert
      Performed by Toots & The Maytals
      From tha Chuuuch to da Palace
      Written by Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and R. Kelly
      Performed by Snoop Dogg
      Another Day
      Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
      Performed by Paul McCartney
      Over the Rainbow
      Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
      Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
      Could You Be Loved
      Written by Bob Marley
      Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
      Is This Love
      Written by Bob Marley
      Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
      Written by Nick Hexum
      Performed by 311
      Aloha Ka Manini
      Written by Lot Kauwe
      Performed by The Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau
      Hawaii Five-O
      Written by Morton Stevens
      Throw Away the Gun
      Written by Jason Hershey
      Performed by O-Shen
      Hold Me Now
      Written by Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, and Tom Bailey
      Performed by Wayne Wonder
      Slave to Love
      Written by Bryan Ferry
      Performed by Elan
      Backing Vocals by Gwen Stefani
      Gwen Stefani appears courtesy of Interscope Records
      My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua Hawaii
      Written by Johnny Noble, Bill Cogswell, and Tommy Harrison
      Performed by Leon Redbone with Ringo Starr
      My Sweet Sweet
      Performed by The Maile Serenaders
      Do You Realize??
      Written by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, and Dave Fridmann
      Performed by The Flaming Lips
      Rub a Dub
      Written by Nick Hexum
      Performed by 311
      Happy Birthday to You
      Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
      Underneath It All
      Written by Gwen Stefani and David A. Stewart
      Performed by No Doubt
      I Melt with You
      Written by Robbie Grey, Stephen Walker, Mick Conroy, Gary McDowell, and Richard Ian Brown
      Performed by Jason Mraz
      Background vocals by Zachary Hexum
      Hands Off She's Mine
      Written by Roger Charlery, Andy Cox, Everett Morton, David Steele, and David Wakeling
      Performed by English Beat
      Lips Like Sugar
      Written by Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson, and Pete DeFreitas
      Performed by Seal (featuring Mikey Dread)
      Friday I'm in Love
      Written by Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, and Perry Bamonte
      Performed by Dryden Mitchell
      Your Love (L.O.V.E. Reggae Mix)
      Written by John Frederick Spinks
      Performed by Wyclef Jean (featuring Eve)
      Additional vocals by Carl Restivo
      Ula's Luau Song
      Written by Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider
      Written by Wyclef Jean, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, and Sheldon Harris
      Performed by Wyclef Jean
      Forgetful Lucy
      Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, and Tim Herlihy
      Written by Ric Ocasek
      Backing vocals by Natasha Pearce
      Every Breath You Take
      Written by Sting
      They Call the Wind Mariah
      Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
      Performed by Harve Presnell
      Love Song
      Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, and Roger O'Donnell
      Written by Gary Kemp
      Performed by Will i Am and Stacy Ferguson


More Info About This Movie


Comedy, Drama


Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance, low brow humor, love story, quirky love story