Friday, February 5, 2010

Night 5 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

It’s that time again! So hurry in all you Kool Kats, grab a seat and enjoy "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway". The Lounge has invited a few of the hippest shops to the party and we have come up with two great goodie bags for two lucky winners.

The giveaway will showcase some of The Lounge’s favorite romance theme movies. A new movie will be posted each night between February 1st and 14th. All past movie will be listed on the sidebar. You are welcome to leave a comment on each movie. There will also be clues for the next nights movie tweeted on Twitter. All of which will get you entries in the giveaway.

Please click here to visit the giveaway’s main page. You can see all the great shops participating, the two fabulous goodie bags, lots and lots of extra ways to enter and all the fine print details.

There will also be music selections from that night's movie to listen too. You'll find them on The Lounge's little red jukebox over on the sidebar. That night's songs will always be at the top of the playlist followed by a wide variety of love songs. The night's seclections will also be listed below with the movie review.

So enjoy the movies, enjoy the shops, enjoy the music and most of all have fun and enjoy....

"The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway"

Night 5... "50 First Dates"
Tagline - Imagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every friggin' day.
Music selections from the movie on the jukebox
1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Melt With You
5. Friday I'm In Love
6. Every Breathe You Take
7. Love Song
8. True
Directed by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, The Longest Yard and Get Smart) and released on February 13, 2004 by Columbia Pictures. Henry (Adam Sandler), a womanizing veterinarian, meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore), an art teacher. The hit it off and agree to meet the next day for breakfast. Problem is Lucy doesn't remember Henry the next day. Lucy has no short term memory as the result of an accident and now relives the same day over and over. Can Henry find a way to have Lucy fall in love with him again everyday?
I love Drew Barrymore but am not a huge Adam Sandler movie fan. This one works perfectly. It's sweet, funny and yes, it makes me cry. I love the "love conquers all" theme. Even when she tries to remove him from her life he still lives in her dreams. It's just a very touching movie.

That being said it's also a very funny movie. Silly but funny. And the Hawaii setting is absolutely beautiful. Add in a soundtrack of great covers with an island feel and you have one of my favorite love stories.
A little trivia...
1. The original script set the movie in Seattle, the hometown of scriptwriter George Wing.
2. The book Lucy reads at breakfast, "Still Life With Woodpecker - A Sort Of A Love Story" by Tom Robbins, is a love story set in Hawaii.
3. The neurological condition that Lucy suffers from, Goldfield Syndrome, is entirely fictional. True anterograde amnesia affects either short-term memory, which can last minutes or seconds, or intermediate-term memory, which can last days or weeks. Falling asleep has nothing to do with the condition, and sleep actually intensifies many chemical effects which help memory.
4. In an early scene a dentist and a woman in the dentist's chair are seen talking with each other. The woman playing the dentist is Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler's wife. And the woman in the chair is played by Linda Segal, director Peter Segal's wife, who actually is a dentist in real life.
5. Originally entitled "50 First Kisses".
6. Henry makes a video for Lucy to remind her of the events that have occurred since her accident. One of the items is "Red Sox win the World Series...” followed by "... Just Kidding". During the year of the film's release, the Red Sox actually broke an 86-year drought and won the World Series. 'Drew Barrymore' made the movie Fever Pitch (2005) about an avid Red Sox fan and they filmed the final scene on the Busch Stadium field while the Red Sox celebrated winning the 2004 World Series.
7. In the first scene where Henry walks into the Hukilau Cafe', Nick can be seen wearing a gray greasy tank top with the "W Y" logo of the Weyland-Yutani company from the Alien movies.
8. The Cafe that they keep meeting at is actually a house they fixed up for the movie. It is located on a macademia nut farm on the eastern side of Oahu. The same house was used in Tears of the Sun (2003). And they also filmed scenes from Jurassic Park (1993) in the open fields nearby.
Please make sure to visit The Giveaway's Main Page to see the two goodie bags and all the wonderful shops who donated them.


  1. I love this movie. One of my faves! Huge fan of Drew and Adam.

    Is this where I leave my answer for the twitter question? Hope so:

    "Pillow Talk" - Doris Day and Rock Hudson's first for Universal.

  2. pILLOW talk was a great movie. my guess

  3. Tomorrow night's movie is Pillow Talk!

  4. 50 First Dates is so cute! I can't help but watch whenever it airs on TV. It's just sweet enough to get me past all the ridiculous stuff that results from Adam Sandler being in it.

  5. Pillow Talk! What a CUTE (and underappreciated) movie!

  6. I love the movie "50 First Dates" I am not a big fan of Adam Sandler, but he does a good job in this movie.

  7. I thought this movie was a little impractical but overall sweet. Great soundtrack!


  8. tomorrow is Pillow Talk! :) dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

  9. I've never actually seen this movie. I'm glad to hear that it works though and is funny. I'll have to add it to the queue.