- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 15, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary (5)
- Bloopers: Gag Reel
- Audio Commentary: Peter Segal - Director, Drew Barrymore - Star
- TALKIN' PIDGIN
- THE DATING SCENE (Making Of)
- HBO FIRST LOOK
- COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIAL
- Wayne Wonder - "Hold Me Now"
- 311 - "Love Song"
- 311 - "Amber" (Live Performance)
- Photo Galleries
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 02/20/2004
"[T]he stars have a goo-goo chemistry that's hard to resist."
New York Times - 02/13/2004
"[An] impressively daring romantic comedy."
Scatological and sentimental, satirical and sincere, 50 FIRST DATES pairs Adam Sandler with Drew Barrymore in this romantic comedy about the power of love and short-term memory loss in Hawaii. Henry Roth (Sandler), the local marina veterinarian, only dates tourists because he's afraid of commitment--that is, until he meets Lucy (Barrymore). Unfortunately, Lucy lost her short-term memory months ago in a car accident, and for her, each day is October the 13th. She follows the same routine every day--breakfast at the same restaurant, pineapple-picking with her dad, and eventually bed time, where sleep wipes away her short-term memory. Henry, however, refuses to be forgotten, and as his puppy love matures, he embarks on a quest to restore her memory, or at least be a part of her everyday routine. But vying for Lucy's attention isn't always easy. Sandler explores various neophytic approaches before making a video for Lucy to watch every morning, reminding her of who she is and what she's doing. The film includes a trademark Sandler ballad as Henry serenades Lucy with his ukulele and a series of familiar salacious puns. Rob Schneider plays Henry's best friend, a goofy native stoner whose physical hijinks earn numerous laughs, and a cameo by Dan Akroyd as Lucy's doctor rounds out the cast.
- Theatrial Release: FEBRUARY 13, 2004