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* OneTrackMindedArtist: Lucy is an artist whose ability to create new memories was damaged in a terrible accident -- with her anterograde amnesia, she wakes up every day believing it's Sunday, October 13th. After she and Henry try to make a relationship comprised only of first dates work out, Lucy breaks up with Henry so he can pursue his career and her family decides it's for the best that she lives in a care facility for adults with brain injuries and memory issues. Henry visits Lucy in the facility, and while she admits she doesn't know him she shows him her studio, [[https://youtu.be/iYU7ltkHYXM which is full of paintings of Henry]]. He appears in her dreams despite her amnesia, and she continues [[MyArtMyMemory to paint him again and again]].

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: From the video montage of everything Lucy missed in the past year: “Schwarzenegger Elected Governor... not kidding!”

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Every morning, Lucy eats waffles for breakfast and makes little houses out of them.
** Henry's favorite is Spam and Reese's peanut butter cups.

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* NoodleIncident: Doug got disqualified from the Mr.Hawaii contest due to steroid abuse.
-->'''Doug''' I didn't know there was gonna be a urine test.
** Dr. Goldberg wishing his wife had Goldfield Syndrome so she wouldn't remember when she insulted her last night.


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* TheStoner: Ula, who is always smoking weed joints even though he denies it many times. Which would explain his behavior.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: When Henry talks to Lucy again, he makes a joke about him and his walrus that Lucy finds suggestive and insulting and believes him to being a stalker as she claims to have never even met him. This confuses Henry, prompting Sue to explain things to him.
---> '''Henry:''' My hands are extra fishy if you care to take a whiff.
---> '''Lucy:''' (confused) What...was that?
---> '''Henry:''' I was petting my walrus all morning and I was thinking about you the whole time.
---> '''Lucy:''' Okay, pervert. I think you should leave.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: When Sue is telling Henry about the car accident that happened to Marlin and Lucy, in a few shots shows a pineapple flying out of the car and onto the grass, as the same time the car collides into a tree.


* AllInTheManual: The photos and drawings scribbled in the end credits reveal [[spoiler: that Henry and Lucy's daughter is named Nicole.]]



* BigWhy: Lucy appears to be yelling one of these when [[spoiler: she discovers the truth about her memory being wiped due to an accident that happened to her a year prior.]]

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* BigWhy: Lucy appears to be yelling one of these when [[spoiler: she discovers the truth about her memory being wiped due to an accident that happened to her a year prior.prior and runs out on the deck in tears.]]

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* BigWhy: Lucy appears to be yelling one of these when [[spoiler: she discovers the truth about her memory being wiped due to an accident that happened to her a year prior.]]


* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Polynesian Man]]: Nick aka "Tattoo Face"
-->'''Nick''': Hey, mister peanut butter cups!\\
'''Henry''': Hey, mister could-kill-me-with-one-punch!


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* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Polynesian Man]]: Nick aka "Tattoo Face."
-->'''Nick''': Hey, mister peanut butter cups!\\
'''Henry''': Hey, mister could-kill-me-with-one-punch!


* 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.
** 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.

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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. \n** 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.



-->'''Nick''': Hey, mister peanut butter cups!
-->'''Henry''': Hey, mister could-kill-me-with-one-punch!

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-->'''Nick''': Hey, mister peanut butter cups!
-->'''Henry''':
cups!\\
'''Henry''':
Hey, mister could-kill-me-with-one-punch!



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

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



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


---> '''Tom:''' "Hi, I'm Tom!" (ten seconds later) "Hi, I'm Tom!"

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---> '''Tom:''' "Hi, Hi, I'm Tom!" (ten Tom! ''(ten seconds later) "Hi, later...)'' Hi, I'm Tom!"Tom!



---> '''Lucy:''' "Yeah, KEEP RUNNING!!"

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---> '''Lucy:''' "Yeah, Yeah, KEEP RUNNING!!"RUNNING!!


* AlohaHawaii

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* AlohaHawaiiAlohaHawaii: The main setting of the film.



* AmnesiacLover

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* AmnesiacLoverAmnesiacLover: Lucy.



* BatterUp

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* BatterUpBatterUp: Henry has Ula pretend to beat him up so that Lucy could help him and therefore greet her. Lucy ends up beating Ula up with a metal baseball bat and chases him off while still beating him up.
---> '''Ula:''' ''(running off)'' OH, YOU CRAZY BITCH!
---> '''Lucy:''' "Yeah, KEEP RUNNING!!"


* 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.


* 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]].


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.

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