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Fifty First Dates (2004)Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) while having breakfast at a local eatery on an island in Hawaii. Henry feels a connection with her and returns to the café the next day, but Lucy doesn't recall ever meeting him. It seems Lucy suffered a head injury in a car accident on her father's birthday. Short-term memory loss prevents her from remembering anything from that day forward. Henry's tender devotion leads to his creating a short film that gently explains her missing memories. Lucy awakes every morning to find a videotape marked "Good Morning Lucy." Favorite scene: the final one when you see Lucy watching the latest video. Camera pulls back for an aerial view of a big ship sailing in iceberg-dotted waters as "Over the Rainbow" plays in the background. Dreams really do come true. ―Vicki J. Weathers
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