Re-teaming Adam Sandler with Drew Barrymore, his co-star from The Wedding Singer, as well as Peter Segal, his director on Anger Management, Fifty First Dates finds the funnyman playing veterinarian Henry Roth. More than content with a life of one-night-stands, Henry decides to give up his noncommittal lifestyle when he meets and falls for Lucy (Barrymore). However, when he discovers that Lucy has no short term memory, Henry finds himself having to win her heart again with every new day. Sean Astin and Rob Schneider also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
I am not an Adam Sandler fan, by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I've come to a point where if I see his name on a movie it is enough cause to put it back on the shelf and keep walking. However, I had heard from friends that this was an exception to his usual, so I thought I'd give it a shot. bottom line: This was a well done and thoughtful movie. A very original approach to the standard romantic comedy genre, too. I was surprised.