Dude, Where's my Car? (2000) -- MRQE Metric: 39
The Night Before (1988) -- MRQE Metric: n/a
The Hangover (2009) -- MRQE Metric: 69
The Bourne Identity (2002) -- MRQE Metric: 68
Overboard (1987) -- MRQE Metric: n/a
50 First Dates (2004) -- MRQE Metric: 58
The Wedding Singer and in our next pick, 50 First Dates, they balance out each other's zaniness (especially Sandler's) and deliver surprisingly sincere performances. In Dates, Barrymore plays a car crash survivor who suffers from short-term memory loss. Set against the backdrop of Hawaii, Sandler plays a local who attempts to woo Barrymore despite being forgotten after every date. Like many Adam Sandler movies in recent years, 50 First Dates teeters between silly comedy and heavy-handed sentimentality. But it's still a fun watch. Especially for a surprsing comic turn by Samwise himself, Sean Austin.
Regarding Henry (1991) -- MRQE Metric: n/a
Dark City (1998) -- MRQE Metric: 72
The Majestic (2001) -- MRQE Metric: 58
Ace Ventura, Dumb & Dumber and The Truman Show now appears jaded. The Majestic was Carrey's third stab at drama, and there was a lot of hype surrounding the picture back in 2001. Carrey plays a screenwriter, who wakes from a mysterious accident with no memory of his life, and a small town community that embraces him as a war hero. The film received very mixed reviews upon its release and was considered a box office flop. But Carrey presses on. Maybe Mr. Popper's Penguins will be a return to form for the rubber-faced comic.
The Notebook (2004) -- MRQE Metric: 63