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50 First Dates is a movie about a guy and a girl falling in love, but have struggles because the girl Lucy Whitmore played by Drew Barrymore is suffering from Anterograde Amnesia. Henry Roth who is played by Adam Sandler is a veterinarian at Sea Life Park in Oahu Hawaii who is known as a womanizer who is afraid of a comment. Barrymore character is known as a sweet teacher who loves life and her family. In the movie Lucy is suffering from anterograde amnesia, and Roth is trying to win her heart over. Threw out the movie it shows the struggles Lucy’s family and friends have trying to keep that she has amnesia. Roth tries to win over Lucy’s heart but after finding out that she has anterograde amnesia he realizes this is not going to be an easy task. Roth is eventually successful in gain the trust from Lucy’s family and friends, and with that they help Roth win over Lucy’s heart. The movie ends with Lucy’s breaking up with Roth because she feels like she doesn’t wan to stop him from living his life. Roth leaves for an excursion he has been planning to see walruses in the wild, but couldn’t end up leaving without taking his Lucy with him. (Peter Segal)
The character played by Barrymore, Lucy Whitmore is suffering from anterograde amnesia. On TheHumanMemory.net Luke Mastin states “This is the loss of the ability to create new memories, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, even though long-term memories from before the event which caused the amnesia remain intact. Sufferers may therefore repeat comments or questions several times, for example, or fail to recognize people they met just minutes before.” A great example from the movie is when after Lucy and Roth hit it off she tells him to meet her for breakfast again the next day, and when he tries to sit with her the next morning she freaks out and runs for help because the only…...

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