Scatological and sentimental, satirical and sincere, 50 FIRST DATES pairs Adam Sandler with Drew Barrymore in this romantic comedy about the power of love and short-term memory loss in Hawaii. Henry Roth (Sandler), the local marina veterinarian, only dates tourists because he's afraid of commitment--that is, until he meets Lucy (Barrymore). Unfortunately, Lucy lost her short-term memory months ago in a car accident, and for her, each day is October the 13th. She follows the same routine every day--breakfast at the same restaurant, pineapple-picking with her dad, and eventually bed time, where sleep wipes away her short-term memory. Henry, however, refuses to be forgotten, and as his puppy love matures, he embarks on a quest to restore her memory, or at least be a part of her everyday routine. But vying for Lucy's attention isn't always easy. Sandler explores various neophytic approaches before making a video for Lucy to watch every morning, reminding her of who she is and what she's doing. The film includes a trademark Sandler ballad as Henry serenades Lucy with his ukulele and a series of familiar salacious puns. Rob Schneider plays Henry's best friend, a goofy native stoner whose physical hijinks earn numerous laughs, and a cameo by Dan Akroyd as Lucy's doctor rounds out the cast.
- Edition: Special Edition - Widescreen
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
- Film Country: USA
- UPC: 043396014268
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"An impressively daring romantic comedy."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (02/13/2004)
"The stars have a goo-goo chemistry that's hard to resist."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Glieberman (02/20/2004)
What the Hell Happened to Me?
[PA] by Adam Sandler (CD, Feb-1996, Warner Bros)
|Record Label:||Warner Bros.|
1. Joining the Cult
3. Ode to My Car
4. The Excited Southerner Orders a Meal
5. The Goat
6. The Chanukah Song
7. The Excited Southerner Gets Pulled Over
8. The Hypnotist
9. Steve Polychronopolous
10. The Excited Southerner at a Job Interview
11. Do It for Your Mama
12. Crazy Love
13. The Excited Southerner Meets Mel Gibson
14. The Adventures of the Cow
15. Dip Doodle
16. The Excited Southerner Proposes to a Woman
17. Memory Lane
18. Mr. Bake-O
19. Sex or Weight Lifting
20. What the Hell Happened to Me?
|Playing Time:||75 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Kevin Nealon, Ellen Cleghorne, Carmen Twillie|
|Producer:||Adam Sandler, Brooks Arthur|
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME? includes 7 songs and 13 comedy skits.Personnel: Adam Sandler (vocals, guitar); Lisa Mordente (vocals); Allen Covert, Frank Coraci, Jon Rosenberg, Tim Herlihy, Bean Miller, Johnathan Loughran, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Katie Liner, Brooks Arthur, Randi Siegel, Tara Paul, Ellen Cleghorne, Reggie McFadden (spoken vocals); Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, Carmen Twillie (background vocals); Waddy Wachtel, Teddy Castellucci, Jim Keltner, Bob Glaub, Dan Schwartz, Jim Cox, Jim Hughart, Randy Kerber.Recorded in California. "The Chanukah Song" and "Dip Doodle" recorded live at the University of California, Santa Barbara on November 1, 1995.WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME? includes the songs "Techno Lap" (L Mo Weber), "A Bensonhurst Proposal" (Mike Garson) and "Southern Diner" as either segues between tracks or background music.WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME? was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album."Saturday Night Live" veteran Adam Sandler follows up his Grammy-nominated comedy album THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU! with more wacky humor in thirteen sketches and seven songs. Sandler once again proves himself to be a multi-talented comedian and adroit singer-songwriter.There is plenty of scatological wit here, but Sandler's true comedic touch lies in his low-key, innocent delivery, and in his ability to see unusual details in ordinary situations. Highlights include "The Chanukah Song," in which Sandler runs off a "list of people who are Jewish just like you and me." "Dip Doodle" is a testament to Sandler's quirky sense of rhyme and timing, with lines like "Jabawokee ding dong/Slip slap slee/Dipstick paddywhack/Pee pee googalee gee" sung with a kind of folk-song earnestness. Fans of Sandler's comedy will recognize the familiar character of the Excited Southerner, as well as the voices of fellow SNL veterans Kevin Nealon and Ellen Cleghorne.Personnel: Adam Sandler (vocals); Ellen Cleghorne, Judd Apatow, Tim Herlihy, Frank Coraci, Bean Miller, Allen Covert, Johnathan Loughran, Lisa Mordente, Jon Rosenberg, Kevin Nealon, Brooks Arthur (vocals); Douglas Reed (sound effects); Julia Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Carmen Twillie (background vocals).Audio Mixers: Gabe Veltri; Brooks Arthur.Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Ground Control Studios, Burbank, CA; Record Plant Studios, Hollywood, CA; Rocket Ranch, Encino, CA; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.Photographers: Henry Diltz; Bonnie Schiffman; Amy Lehman.Unknown Contributor Roles: Dan Schwartz; L. Mo Weber; Eric Johnston; Jim Cox; Jim Hughart; Jim Keltner; Ted Lobinger; Teddy Castellucci; Waddy Wachtel; Randy Kerber; Bob Glaub; Charlie Bouis.Arrangers: Teddy Castellucci; Waddy Wachtel.Adam Sandler's second comedy album, released in 1996, offers a mix of spoken word stand-up and musical numbers made popular during his stint on Saturday Night Live. Most of the lesser material here is found in Sandler's stand-up, which features traditionally structured comic narratives interspersed with sex and fart jokes.Fortunately, WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME? contains a number of Sandler's goofy, clever musical ditties, which hold up favorably against the spoken word routines. His semi-famous, hee-yuk-inducing ode to Jewish holidays "The Chanukah Song" is here, as is "Ode to My Car," which describes the comedian's love for his junker over a bouncing reggae beat. Non-fans are unlikely to be converted by this material, but those who already find him hilarious will find much to love.