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Longfellow Deeds is a sweet, lovable guy leading a simple but happy life. Life is good at the small town restaurant until two corporate fancy execs bring news that Deeds is about to be rolling in a different kind of dough. A long lost relative has left him an inheritance of 40 billion dollars. It's a fish out of water, rags to riches story that has local tabloid reporters salivating.
Comedy - It more of Sandler's style of comedy, but the storyline doesn't give
him quite as many opportunities to display his unique style of humor
as in his previous films. His fan's will likely be the main audience.
PROFANITY: 1 muffled F-word, 14 S-words. A few others. SEX/NUDITY: A guy in a shower shows his behind, covered in soap suds. VIOLENCE: Some minor hitting and punching for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and smoking. Nothing too excess. ACTION: None COMEDY: LOTs of humor, including chuckles and laughs.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Review Average "This is Sandler running on empty, repeating what he's
already done way too often, gazing with shaggy indifference upon Winona Ryder,
who plays a winsome tabloid TV reporter. It's time for the noble slob to shape
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Average "Die-hard Sandler fans seem to appreciate their hero no
matter what he's in, so it's virtually a lock that they'll like at least some of
what Mr. Deeds has to offer. For the movie-going public in general,
however, this is very much of a mixed bag, with enough negatives to outweigh the
positives. The movie isn't horribly made or unwatchable, but it is uninspired. Mr.
Deeds is more mediocre than magical, and, as a result, not worth more than a
wicked cursory glance.''
Review Below Average "Like so many Sandler characters, he seems
fundamentally insincere, to be aiming for the laugh even at serious moments.
Since the 1936 Frank Capra film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" was above all
sincere, we wonder how this project was chosen; did Adam Sandler look at Gary
Cooper and see a role for himself?''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Poor "If you love Sandler's particular brand of vulgar jokes,
childish antics and smirking, aw-shucks posturing, there's no need to read any
farther: This movie was tailor-made to fulfill your expectations. All others,
take heed. This is a terrible movie in its own right, tasteless and
condescending — if Sandler's character is an Everyman, than the Everyman
of today is a boorish jackass."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some very high opinions. It's a movie nearly everyone enjoyed. In fact, these opinions are considerably higher than the opinions we collected for "Big Daddy."
If you're young and you like Adam Sandler's style of humor, you will almost certainly enjoy "Mr. Deeds" very much. If you're an adult, your chances of enjoying this movie are also high, but it's probably not a movie you're likely to rate real high. It's just a fun little comedy.
Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is a sweet, lovable guy leading a simple but
happy life in the tiny hamlet of Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. Deeds is admired by
the locals who crowd into his pizzeria to hear him recite his offbeat (but hilarious)
greeting card poetry.
Life is good at the small town restaurant until two corporate fancy execs
bring news that Deeds is about to be rolling in a different kind of dough. A long lost
relative has left him an inheritance of 40 billion dollars along with the largest media company
in the world, a football team, a basketball team, and a private helicopter ready to
whisk him off to corporate America.
It's a fish out of water, rags to riches story that has local tabloid
reporters, including Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder), salivating. With the help of his trusty valet,
Emilio (John Turturro), Deeds ultimately discovers what life is really all about and has
to prove that money changes everything… but not everyone.