Movie Stats & Links
||Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi
||Not too young.
||Not too old.
||Winona keeps her
clothes on but shows some cleavage.
||Mr. Deeds getting
his frost-bitten, dead foot, beaten and stabbed.
style, but sadly, more rehashed style.
||Sid Ganis, Jack
Iím not going to waste too much of your time with this
review because if youíre an Adam Sandler fan, "Mr. Deeds" gives you
what you want, and if youíre not an Adam Sandler fan, this one isnít
one of his better movies. Go rent
"Happy Gilmore" and in a worst case
fast-forward to the Bob Barker scene. Anyway, on with the storyÖ
A Movie Review
Adam Sandler plays Longfellow Deeds. Running a pizza joint in a small
town, heís a friendly sort, always out to help his fellow townsfolk.
One day he finds out he has just inherited a fortune, and heís off to
Manhattan where the evil businessmen have a plan to get Deedsí money.
Everyone wants the story about Longfellow, especially the tabloid TV
show, and they send Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder) to get the story. She
fakes getting mugged so that Deeds will help her, then flirts with
him, all the while filming Deedsí city escapades with John McEnroe
showing Deeds as a hick. Deeds canít figure out where all of this
video footage is coming from, and yes, eventually Deeds and Babe fall
in love. Then, yes, Deeds is told itís Babe providing the footage.
Then, yes, Deeds dumps all of his cash to go back and live in
obscurity. Then, yes, Babe shows Deeds how much she really loves him.
Then, yes, Deeds screws mean businessmen from their cash.
Do you really care what the plot is? Probably not. Basically you
want to know if you get your typical Adam Sandler humor in this movie?
The answer is "Yes," itís just not as funny as before. There are a
couple of cute scenes, but maybe, almost sadly, Adam is resorting to
lazy humor we see in every movie nowadays. I know he didnít write the
screenplay, but you can usually tell where he adds his own touch.
Adam Sandler getting the crap kicked out of him by Bob Barker was
funny. Adam Sandler having a breakdown as a wedding singer was funny.
Even Adam Sandler maniacally playing football was even funny. "Mr.
Deeds" just wasnít the kind of story that lends itself to Adam Sandler
humor. Itís 2 stars out of 5 for "Mr. Deeds." Iím sure Iíll check it
out when it comes to cable, but I just doubt Iíll bother renting it.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!