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Certificate 12A
Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Sean Astin
Peter Segal
Running Time
99 minutes

50 First Dates
Warm and funny Adam Sandler rom-com. Yes, you read that right.

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Henry Roth's (Sandler) happy existence as a philandering Hawaii-based vet is brought to a halt when he falls for Lucy (Barrymore), who suffers from short-term memory loss. Since she can never remember meeting him, Henry romances her anew every day in the hope that eventually her memory will be jogged.

In spite of a precarious central conceit, with Sandler toning down his neo-Jerry Lewis schtick and Barrymore on irresistibly huggable top form, this is charming and effective feel-good fare. Gossamer thin but lots of fun nevertheless.

Reviewed by Simon Braund

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