Amnesia In The Film 50 First Dates: Movie

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50 First Dates – Movie This movie is a romantic and comedic film done in 2004. The movie stars actress Drew Barrymore as Lucy who is an amnesiac. The term amnesiac means partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness. In Lucy’s case she suffered from a brain injury called Goldfield Syndrome which is fictional and not a real diagnosed term. In the movie Lucy and her father had a serious car accident and left Lucy with anterograde amnesia, and because of that she wakes up every morning thinking it is the same day of the accident without any recollection of the accident. Although this movie is fictional, the form of amnesia Lucy experienced can potentially happen in cases of shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, and illness. Anterograde amnesia refers to the loss of memory for events after an accident. Therefore, a person can’t store new information in their short term memory (McLeod, 2011). In the film 50 First Dates Lucy’s family goes out of their way to set up each day according to the day of the accident so that she does not find anything unfamiliar. This causes worry when a man known as Henry Roth falls in love with her. Henry convinces Lucy’s family to tell her the truth about her illness and take her to visit with her doctor for confirmation. After realizing that Lucy deserves the chance to live her life normally again the family and Henry decide to make an informational video for

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