50 First Dates (2004)

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Lusia Strus, Dan Aykroyd

Directed by: Peter Segal

PG-13. 99 mins

Stupid, gross, and terribly offensive – the only fun to be had is watching the chemistry between the two leads. 50 First Dates is the tale of veterinarian-by-day and playboy-by-night, Henry Roth (Sandler). One day, he meets the most adorable girl (Drew Barrymore) at a local diner but he soon discovers that she suffers from short-term memory loss so he must win her over each and every day. There is a younger crowd that I’m sure will find this hilarious, but I just wish Sandler would grow up already. While there are a few cheap laughs, 50 First Dates is really just a hateful comedy that continually insults sexual ambiguity and promotes misogynistic tendencies – it even results in an emotionally stunted and perpetually insensitive guy getting the beautiful, yet ditzy girl. Like most Sandler flicks, it is so desperate for laughs that it insults countless groups of people under the guise of juvenile laughter – * 1/2



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