What would you do if you fell in love with a person and later discovered how flawed they are? Leave them or stay with them and make them believe in themselves and love them despite their flaws and imperfections?
The latter is what happened in ‘50 first dates‘ (2004). It is an American Romantic Comedy film. Henry falls in love with Lucy on their first date without knowing much about her. Later, he comes to know that she had met with an accident, and due to that accident, she had a brain injury, and she fails to form new long-term memories.
She forgets everything whenever she sleeps and starts the new day as if nothing had happened before. Henry was disturbed when he came to know that. Instead of leaving her, he makes her fall in love with him every day.
15 Things to Learn From 50 First Dates
1) Sometimes, Being Sarcastic May Help
In 50 First Dates when Henry tries to converse with Lucy the next day, unaware of what Lucy is going through, he uses sarcasm as his tool, and well, it works.
2) Confess Your Love
When Henry comes to know about Lucy, he confesses his love every day and makes her fall in love with him in 50 First Dates.
3) If You Love Someone, Don’t Let Them Go
Henry was tired of trying, but he never gave up on Lucy. He found new ways to impress her. He won her heart and loved her so much. It warms my heart to see his immense, selfless love for Lucy.
4) Making Someone Laugh Can Be a Turn-on
Any girl would prefer to live with a guy who can make her smile even if she doesn’t want to. Henry made sure that he gave her many reasons to smile in the movie 50 First Dates.
5) You Would Automatically Become Happy When You See the One You Love
Lucy’s father is strict, but he knows what is suitable for his daughter. He realizes that his daughter is deeply in love with that one whom she forgets the next day but still manages to love him all over again.
6) If You Have Feelings for Anyone, Don’t Friend Zone Them
Hiding away your feelings for someone in your heart won’t help you. Confessing them is always the right decision. In 50 First Dates, although Lucy doesn’t know that she shares a relationship with Henry, somewhere in her heart, she knows that she is in love.
Her brain might forget him every day, but somehow her heart never gave up on him.
7) Feelings Are Meant to be Expressed
Each day, Henry tries to tell her how much he loves her. He knew that she would forget everything the next day, but he never lost hope. So, express your feelings because you never know what tomorrow holds for you.
8) It’s All About Fate
It’s always easy to quote, ‘It’s all about fate,’ but fighting for your love is not as easy. But Henry tried hard to achieve Lucy’s heart.
9) At Times, It Is Imperative to Say I Love You to Your Partner
Saying ‘ I love you’ a hundred times a day will not prove that you are in love with that person. Instead, saying ‘I love you’ with a deep love and intensity in your voice does the trick!
10) The First Kiss is Always Special
Kissing your partner is always special. Although it wasn’t their first kiss with Henry each time, Lucy had her first kiss with Henry every day in 50 First Dates.
11) Your Heart Knows Everything When Your Brain Stops Responding
Lucy doesn’t remember everything that happened the previous day, and yet, she dreams of Henry.
12) A First Last Kiss Will Always Keep the Essence of Love
For Lucy, every day is just like a clean slate. She doesn’t know what relationship she shares with Henry. For her, it is just a first kiss.
13) Support Your Partner in Their Evil and Good Times
When your partner is in a dilemma, all they need is consolation from the person they love, and they want to hear you say that ‘Everything will be okay’. Henry found a way out. He prepares a video that describes Lucy’s past and supports her by saying, ‘Everything will be ok.’
14) When You Are in Love, You Don’t Care About What is Right and Wrong
Henry knew that Lucy was suffering from a chronic injury, and it might be possible that she wouldn’t be stable ever again. Despite that, he chooses to be with her.
15) Every Day Is a New Day
Every day has a new start. Henry prepares videos for her and keeps them near her bed. This way, she would wake up, watch the video, witness their love, and be reminded of her man’s profound love for her. Aww!!
If you ever find a man like Henry, never let him go. NEVER.