History Film / FiftyFirstDates

22nd Jul '16 7:50:28 PM NWolfman
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* AwardBaitSong: "Love Song" by Music/ThreeEleven.

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* AwardBaitSong: "Love Song" by Music/ThreeEleven. Though because it's [[Music/TheCure a cover]], it wouldn't be able to get a nomination.
14th Apr '16 5:30:30 PM Dimas28
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* AlmostKiss: Defied. When Henry reunites with Lucy after several weeks of separation, they are about to kiss...[[MomentKiller until 10-second Tom breaks in for no apparent reason.]] But then, Henry shoos him away and continues the kiss, anyway.



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler: Lucy wakes up and watches the "Good morning, Lucy" video, which shows her the October 13 accident and her friends wishing her happiness as usual,...except that it ends with her and Henry's wedding. And then she comes outside to find that she's on board Henry's boat to Alaska, with Henry, Marlin, and her ''toddler daughter'', Nicole, for company.]]



* DramaticIrony: The primary conflict of the film. Because Lucy's anterograde amnesia makes her unable to form new memories after a period of 24 hours, she wakes up everyday thinking that it's October 13 of the previous year. Unless she is told herself, she doesn't follow any developments of her social circle afterward, including her friends' marriage or parenthood. The most important thing, however, is that she doesn't remember ever falling in love with Henry, as to her, he's a new person everyday, even though they've been dating for weeks and possibly months. Exemplified best during a montage of the falls-in-love.
--> '''Lucy:''' Nothing beats a first kiss.
--> '''Henry:''' Yeah.
-->''(the next day)''
--> '''Lucy:''' Nothing beats a first kiss.
--> '''Henry:''' Yeah.
-->''(repeated several times)''



* FallingInLoveMontage: Which repeats itself because of Lucy's amnesia, although Henry does his best to make it different each time.



* InternalReveal: The audience already knows Lucy's predicament, but Lucy herself doesn't realize this until the expired ticket incident. Which she has to relieve every single day after for the rest of her life.



* OverprotectiveDad: Lucy's father does everything to make sure his daughter keeps reliving the same day and won't freak out. He also repeatedly tells Henry to stay away from Lucy. In the end, [[spoiler: he joins Henry and Lucy as they leave Hawaii]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because of Lucy's condition.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Lucy's father does everything to make sure his daughter keeps reliving the same day and won't freak out. He also repeatedly tells Henry to stay away from Lucy. In the end, [[spoiler: he joins Henry and Lucy as they leave Hawaii]]. Doug and the cafe denizens definitely have this vibe, too, possibly to a greater extent. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because of Lucy's condition.condition.
** Henry actually calls Marlin out for enforcing this trope to an extreme extent by continually making Lucy living in a state of denial and not taking into factor of her future, or what would happen if she suddenly wakes up to see an old woman looking at her back from a mirror.



** Henry being told that his head is egg-shaped.

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** Henry being told that his head is egg-shaped. If you look closely, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent one of Lucy's paintings of him near the end even has his head being literally painted as an egg]].



** Lucy's family watches [[Film/TheSixthSense The Sixth Sense]].

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** Lucy's family watches [[Film/TheSixthSense The Sixth Sense]].''Film/TheSixthSense''. Complete with Lucy being surprised at learning that Malcolm-er, Creator/BruceWillis is a ghost, while her dad and brother just nod uninterestedly because [[ItWasHisSled they already know that]].
27th Nov '15 2:01:12 AM KJMackley
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Henry is an ocean wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii who has built up a reputation of seducing attractive tourists who are looking to blow off some steam. In a chance encounter, he meets Lucy at a local restaurant and they connect, they have a great first date but the next day she looks at him like he's a stranger. He learns her injury permanently damaged her ability to form new long term memories, forgetting everything when she goes to bed and starts the next day as though it was the day before the accident.

Recognizing the difficulty of building a relationship with someone who will never remember him the next day, Henry finds himself unable to just let her go. So he resolves to "meet" her and fall in love with him anew every day. HilarityEnsues.

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Henry is an ocean wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii who has built up a reputation of seducing attractive tourists who are looking to blow off some steam. In a chance encounter, he meets Lucy at a local restaurant and they connect, they have a great first date but the next day she looks at him like he's a stranger. He learns her injury permanently damaged her ability to form new long term memories, forgetting everything when she goes to bed and starts the next day as though it was the day before of the accident.

accident. Her closest friends and family have resolved to let her believe it is the day of the accident.

Recognizing the difficulty of building a relationship with someone who will never remember him the next day, Henry finds himself unable to just let her go. So he resolves to "meet" her and have her fall in love with him anew every day. HilarityEnsues.
27th Nov '15 1:57:21 AM KJMackley
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''50 First Dates'' is a 2004 American RomanticComedy film. It stars Creator/AdamSandler as a woman-chasing veterinarian (Henry) and Creator/DrewBarrymore (Lucy) as an amnesiac. Henry has a great first date with Lucy, but discovers that the next day she has no clue who he is. Unfortunately, a freak brain injury has permanently damaged her ability to form new long term memories and she forgets everything when she goes to bed and starts the next day as a clean slate. Henry isn't daunted by this, however, and resolves to make her fall in love with him anew every day. HilarityEnsues.

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''50 First Dates'' is a 2004 American RomanticComedy film. It stars Creator/AdamSandler as a woman-chasing veterinarian (Henry) and Creator/DrewBarrymore (Lucy) as an amnesiac. amnesiac due to a brain injury during a car accident.

Henry is an ocean wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii who has built up a reputation of seducing attractive tourists who are looking to blow off some steam. In a chance encounter, he meets Lucy at a local restaurant and they connect, they have a great first date with Lucy, but discovers that the next day she has no clue who he is. Unfortunately, looks at him like he's a freak brain stranger. He learns her injury has permanently damaged her ability to form new long term memories and she forgets memories, forgetting everything when she goes to bed and starts the next day as though it was the day before the accident.

Recognizing the difficulty of building
a clean slate. relationship with someone who will never remember him the next day, Henry isn't daunted by this, however, and finds himself unable to just let her go. So he resolves to make "meet" her and fall in love with him anew every day. HilarityEnsues.



* ActionGirl: When Henry has Ula pretend to beat him up as one of his attempts at a MeetCute with Lucy, Lucy takes a baseball bat and comes to his "rescue."



* MeetCute

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* MeetCuteMeetCute: Henry has one with Lucy, but Lucy has a new one with him every day.


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* SceneryPorn: Makes great use of Hawaiian locations and vistas.
29th Sep '15 5:56:04 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* Henry being told that his head is egg-shaped.

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* ** Henry being told that his head is egg-shaped.
29th Sep '15 5:54:28 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* Henry being told that his head is egg-shaped.
11th May '15 1:09:59 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* TheDitz: Doug.
4th Apr '15 1:47:40 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* AmbiguouslyGay:

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* AmbiguouslyGay:AmbiguouslyGay
4th Apr '15 1:47:12 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:AttentionDeficitOohShiny



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one scene, Doug climbs to a chandelier and starts doing vertical sit-ups there. Both the chandelier and Doug then fall down.



-->'''Ulla''': Bring me back a t-shirt.

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-->'''Ulla''': Bring me back a t-shirt.[[note]] What makes this scene even funnier is the fact that Ula doesn't wear a shirt when he says that.[[/note]]



* OverprotectiveDad: Lucy's father does everything to make sure his daughter keeps reliving the same day and won't freak out. He also repeatedly tells Henry to stay away from Lucy. In the end, [[spoiler: he joins Henry and Lucy as they leave Hawaii]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because of Lucy's condition.



* RunningGag:

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* RunningGag:RunningGag



* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut:ShoutOut


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** The two dolphins at Henry's place are named [[Creator/MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Mary-Kate and Ashley]].
** Lucy's family watches [[Film/TheSixthSense The Sixth Sense]].
** Lucy reads ''Still Life With Woodpecker - A Sort Of A Love Story'' by Tom Robbins.
** [[Music/TheBeachBoys The Beach Boys]] is mentioned several times during the film and their music is played.
4th Apr '15 1:26:39 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Doug speaks with a lisp and fits into the GymBunny stereotype.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay:
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Doug speaks with a lisp and fits into the GymBunny stereotype.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Lucy remembers everything only up until her accident.

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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: AttentionDeficitOohShiny:
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Lucy remembers everything only up until her accident.



* RunningGag: "Hi, I'm Tom."
** The fact that he can't remember anything for 10 seconds pretty much [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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"Hi, I'm Tom."
** *** The fact that he can't remember anything for 10 seconds pretty much [[JustifiedTrope justifies]] it.



* ShoutOut: The Callahan Institute was "founded out of [[Film/TommyBoy Sandusky Ohio by TB Callahan]], the automotive components tycoon".
** To make it even clearer, Dan Aykroyd is the one who's saying the previous line.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The Callahan Institute was "founded out of [[Film/TommyBoy Sandusky Ohio by TB Callahan]], the automotive components tycoon".
** *** To make it even clearer, Dan Aykroyd is the one who's saying the previous line.
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