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50 First Dates and Paparazzi

Monday, October 24, 2005 | 0 comments

My cold got worse today, so I didn't do very much during the day. In the evening we decided to watch the other two DVDs Esme rented yesterday: "50 First Dates", and "Paparazzi".

50 First Dates

50 First Dates is about Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) living on one of the Hawaiian islands, working with sea mammals in a zoo/marine world. When he is not working, he goes after female tourists, but when its time to say goodbye he talks himself out of exchanging phone numbers because he can't commit himself to a relation.

One day, he gets a major crush on a local girl Lucy (Drew Barrymore), and she on him. However, the next day she can't remember what happened. Henry is really smitten, but how does one date a girl who can't remember the previous day when she wakes up?

A very good movie (8/10). In the beginning I was a bit afraid this was some kind of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" clone. But after some time it became clear what the movie was really about. Some people might consider some characters out of place, especially Ula, but I really enjoyed this movie.


Paparazzi is a movie about a rising Hollywood actor (played by Cole Hauser) discovering that his personal life is getting more and more public. One day he has a serious encounter with a very annoying (perhaps typical) paparazzi. The paparazzi decides to teach the actor a serious lesson together with his friends, resulting in a serious accident involving the actor, his wife, and child. The actor decides to take serious revenge when the life of one of the culprits is in his hands.

A good movie, although I considered the acting of Cole Hauser a bit clumsy, his character has an unreal appearance in my opinion. Yet I liked this movie, and the ending was good: (7/10)


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