Your Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed movies: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Derek Paiva
posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 12:44 AM
“50 First Dates”
Truth? We were, at first, somewhat surprised when this semi-sweet 2004 Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy instantly began to best all other contenders in our Facebook favorite Hawaii-filmed movie poll. Then we gave the film another viewing. Truth, again? Rob Schneider’s turn as Sandler's hapless, doobie-smoking resident “Hawaiian” pal Ula still makes us cringe. But a good portion of the rest of 50 First Dates is akin to a Sandler-guided tour of Oahu’s lush, less-populated windward coast—from Bamboo Ridge, Waimanalo and Makapuu to Kaneohe Bay and Kualoa Ranch in Kaaawa—replete with the area’s appealing scenery. Bonus? 50 First Dates is also the best romantic comedy with a plot hinging on anterograde amnesia you’re likely to find.
Click on the links below for the results to our previous HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana poll questions:
• What's your favorite Hawaii beach?
• What’s your favorite Hawaii snack?
Photos: Universal Studios (pg. 1, bottom), 20th Century Fox (pg. 2), Paramount Pictures (pgs. 3, 4) Columbia Pictures (pgs. 1-top, 5)
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