The movie 50 First Dates is an exemplary film for the Social Penetration Theory. In this movie, Drew Barrymore’s character suffers from short-term memory loss from a previous car accident. Adam Sandler meets Barrymore at a small breakfast diner, and tries to pursue her. When he finds out about Barrymore’s condition, he attempts to get her attention every morning at the diner using many diverse tactics. In this particular clip, we see Sandler using superficial communication to get Barrymore’s attention. He pretends that he cannot read the menu in order to get help from Barrymore. Barrymore does help him through his “reading problem” by sounding out the word. Even though the conversation is superficial, Barrymore is still very supportive and she never judges Sandler. The characters do not learn any facts about each other, but they do communicate on a public level. This level of interaction is clearly the orientation stage of the Theory. The only dysfunction to this stage is the unorthodox behavior of Sandler. Usually communication at the orientation stage follows the norms of society, but Sandler chooses an obnoxious strategy to gain attention. Although this clip strays slightly from the true meaning of the orientation stage of the Social Penetration Theory, the overall message is still the same. Barrymore and Sandler do not self-disclose with each other, and they act at the outer, or public, layer of the onion analogy. In this clip, they have no breadth or depth to their conversation, which solidifies the fact that they are still in the orientation stage.