It took the love of Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer to give Adam Sandlerís idiot man-child persona a dash of maturity. Being the career-savvy star that he is, Sandler smartly teamed with Barrymore again for 50 First Dates, a deeper movie that ended up being an even bigger box-office success than their first outing. Blended, which reteams the pair with Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci, succeeds largely because of the duoís established (and still readily present) chemistry.
The movie opens with a disastrous blind date between Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore). Heís the ma...