June 10, 2004
50 first dates

me watching this movie basically just became a squeal fest everytime sean astin came on the screen in a fishnet shirt with his speech impediment and flexing pecs and ass muscles. every time i'd go all "hobbit! hobbit! fish-net! hee hee hee hee hee!!!!" it just degenerated from there. much like that time i started screaming "legos" for "legolas" while watching return of the king.

but sean astin was not the main character of this movie. no, drew barrymore's head injury was. she got in a car accident see, and now has no long-term memory so she keeps re-living the same sunday over and over again. and then adam sandler spots her and falls in love and makes videotapes to show her how she should remember him the next day instead of him having to start all over every day to impress her with his ability to make lodgings out of waffles in a diner with toothpicks.

the interesting thing about this movie, i felt, was that it didn't offer a cure at the end and make everything completely better. no, she still had no long-term memory except they got married anyway and had a kid and live on a boat in alaska or somewhere with ice floes and penguins anyway. that right there was possibly a huge spoiler. sorry. this movie was funny and sweet though and had a lot of funny parts so i recommend it. not now though when you're all pissed at me for giving away the ending.

Posted by michele at June 10, 2004 09:52 AM

I thought this movie was funny, too, even though I liked Adam Sandler better when he was less of a saint in all of his movies.

Also, this was the last movie I saw before "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and the two stories have a lot in common. Sort of like how "Punch-Drunk Love" is P.T. Anderson's version of "The Waterboy", to me, "Eternal Sunshine" will always be Michel Gondry's "50 First Dates".

Posted by: sean on June 10, 2004 12:31 PM