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Mr. Deeds
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Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site: www.mrdeeds.com
Kiddie Movie: Not too young.
Date Movie: Not too old.
Gratuitous Sex: Winona keeps her clothes on but shows  some cleavage.
Gratuitous Violence: Mr. Deeds getting his frost-bitten, dead foot, beaten and stabbed.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Adam Sandler style, but sadly, more rehashed style.
Memorable Scene: Nothing stands out.
Memorable Quote: Nothings stands out.
Directed By: Steven Brill
Produced By: Sid Ganis, Jack Giarraputo

Mr. Deeds
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:31 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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

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!!!

 

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