How can someone love another person if they completely forget who they are the next day? Well in 50 First Dates that’s exactly what Lucy does. The theme in the movie is that you can make love happen as long as you work for it. The movie takes place in hawaii between two people, Lucy and Henry, who have to overcome an obstacle that is making it difficult for them to love each other. They get help from their friends Ula, Doug, Sue, and many more .since the movie’s presentation has unity it helps to understand the theme.
There were many things to help develop the theme that you cake love happen as long as you work for it. The setting of the movie help develop the theme by using what is called “milieu”. Henry was guy that was not into commitment, until he saw Lucy at the cafe while eating breakfast one day. After that he spent days trying to get her attention. The characters themselve also help develop the theme. Henry is a protagonist, which means he helps carry out the theme, he does this by doing everything he can to, one, get her attention, and two, get her to remember him the next day. to get her attention he goes as far as making a penguin walk out in front of her car, and have his friend beat him so she’ll pull over. When he finally gets her attention she agrees to going to get coffee at the cafe with him. then he has to figure out how to get her to remember him. Lucy’s family usually made sure that she never found out about memory loss by making sure she goes throughout her day like it was october 13, but after finding out about Henry they decide to tell he what had happen. This is how the minor characters help Henry develop the theme. Then Henry reminds Lucy everyday who he is to her and her family backs his story up so she doesn’t think he’s lying. Also Lucy is a protagonist and her memory loss is the antagonist. Lucy’s memory is the antagonist because it’s what’s stopping Lucy from loving henry. Lucy herself though works everyday to remembering henry. when it comes to a point though she feels she’s holding him back and decides to breakup with Henry because she feels she’s holding back from something so much better. In the end they get back together and make a plan where Henry makes a video for Lucy to watch every morning reminding who he is, that they love each other, they are married, and have a child together. lastly that presentation of the movie helped develop the theme. the movie was in third person omniscient which gave us sides from all the characters. we could see that Henry was not used to loving someone but he truly loved Lucy so he worked for it, Lucy didn’t know she could love someone if she couldn’t remember him but she found a way to, and their friends and family members wanted to help to make Lucy happy for once. so as you can see