My husband and I watched 50 First Dates (on Zee Studio) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s the story briefly. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a wildlife veterinarian in Hawaii, who meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) a woman who has a short-term memory loss from an accident a year earlier. Henry meets Lucy at a local cafe. He falls in love with her, but there is one problem. When she awakens in the morning, she can’t remember him or anything that happened that day. Henry must devise a plan to meet Lucy everyday and try to get her to fall in love with him again and again.
Although the movie has some ‘totally gross’ (to use an Americanism) humor, it’s sweet and romantic and very entertaining. But that’s not why I’m writing about it – no, I’m not working for Sony Pictures!! There’s a wonderful message for the learning in the movie. It’s about living for the day and enjoying it to the fullest. Every day Lucy and Henry have a ‘first’ date, every day they enjoy a ‘first’ kiss. So every day is filled with magic.
If only we all could live life this way! Isn’t it the only way in which we can truly ‘live’?
Here’s an appropriate quote to sum up what I’m saying:
The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.- Storm Jameson
May you be inspired – every day!