COLUMBIA TRISTAR has released Adam Sandlerís latest film, ď50 FIRST DATES.Ē
While better than some of his films, itís as syrupy as ďWEDDING SINGERĒ
although not as consistently funny.  Thatís not to say it doesnít have its
moments. Sandler and Drew Barrymore both have a likeability about them thatís
impossible to ignore, and the film is more entertaining than most romantic
comedies of late.  
Sandler stars as a veterinarian named Henry, living out a playerís lifestyle in
the exotic location of Hawaii. Of course, his life and playing days come to a
halt when he finds Lucy(Drew). Itís love at first sight, but upon his second
meeting with her, he finds she has no recollection of who he is! Lucy had been
in a car accident, destroying her short-term memory.  Itís up to Sandler and his
associates, including over-the-top characters and animals, to help him get
through to Lucy and find eternal bliss. As with all of Sandlerís films, the
side-characters are odd and engaging, although never as original or funny in
conception as what the Farrely Bros consistently achieve.
The best supporting character is Rob Schneider, and heís not in the film enough!
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has preserved the filmís 2.35:1 aspect ratio, with 16:9
enhancement. The exotic Hawaiian location comes across in a complimentary
manner, although colors and settings are never used to their maximum potential.
Colors are vibrant, and contrast is solid, with deep blacks and grays.
Fleshtones appear natural.
COLUMBIA TRISTAR has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix.  A typical comedy mix,
surrounds are restrained for the most part, with most directional effects
delegated towards the front soundstage.  There are some surround moments,
wherein rain and other atmospheric effects are used effectively.  Dialogue is
always intelligible and free from distortion. 
Several extras are included here!