As expected from Fukuda, the director of puerile hits like Psychic Kusuo, Gintama and Hentai Kamen, the film retains the wide-ranging comedy of Sandler's original, which is so uncomfortable alongside the central novel. The Hawaiian locality also asks the directors to interact with various English-speaking minor characters, resulting in an abundance of bad performances and awkward dialogues. Although they are both agreeable artists, Yamada and Nagasawa do not have the natural chemistry that Sandler and Barrymore had. When their lips meet, there is no sign of passion or furious libido. "50 First Kisses" almost fulfilled the numerical promise of his title. Too bad none of them are good.
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