Saturday, July 14, 2012

50 First Dates: Movie Opinion


From IMDB:
 Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) lives in a Hawaiian paradise with the company of endless women with no strings attached. This is until he meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore). Both Henry and Lucy enjoy the company of each other and feel the start of a serious relationship occurring. Approaching Lucy the next day, Henry is confused when Lucy fails to recognize him. This is the moment Henry discovers that Lucy actually suffers from short term memory loss and can't remember each individual day. Henry won't let this stop him and is prepared to make her fall in love with him all over again, each and every day. Written by FilmFanUk

     From this synopsis, one can easily grasp what the movie is going to be. Overall, it is such a good film because it showed how a man should always show effort in order to keep the relationship alive. Sure, that can be pretty tedious especially as presented in this case since Lucy suffers from short term memory loss and everyday, her memory shifts back to the day of the accident, but Henry was able to do it every single day since he met her and even ended up marrying her.

     The movie is very comical and romantic as well. It showed how a person would do everything for the person he loves. Even spending his whole life compromising with the flaws of the relationship and yet he doesn't give up. It shows that if you truly love the person, even if that person does not suffer from the same illness as Lucy, you should always give your best and that even through the little things, you can make that person feel special.

The BAD:
     It can be very cheesy at times so for those that don't like that kind of ant-crawling sweetness, you can either close your eyes or fast-forward the movie. Also, the ending of the movie for me is quite unreal because (SPOILER ALERT! Read if you dare) if I was the one who's suffering from short term memory loss then suddenly I have a child, I wouldn't be able to accept it easily. I don't know, I really can't imagine it when every single day, your memory goes back to that day before the accident, and when you wake up, your tummy's already humongous. The only explanation I can come up with is that maybe, when Henry tells her about him being her husband and she is carrying their child, she can feel the love that Henry has for her and she feels she loves him too, thus she can accept it. Another thing is that, I get the feel that the whole movie can be shortened because in the middle part of the film, it just shows how day by day, Henry would do everything for Lucy to remember him. Even if they cut that part, the film would still end the same. 

    This movie is a good chick flick especially for those couples who believe in forever or for those people who think that you'd do everything for the person you love. However, there are times that it gets a teensy bit boring (for me) because it just shows Henry's efforts in order for him to be stuck to Lucy's memory but in the end, his efforts are not fruitless.

 I'd give this movie a 3.5/5 for good plot but somewhat boring scenes especially in the middle of the movie and for that somewhat unreal ending.

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