Mr. Deeds

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This update of Capra doesn't hold a candle to the original, and even on its own merits, Mr. Deeds is still indifferently acted and stale.

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Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is a sweet, lovable guy leading a simple but happy life in the tiny hamlet of Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. Life is good at the small town restaurant until two corporate 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. It's a fish out of water, rags to riches story that has local tabloid reporters salivating.

Cast & Crew

Adam Sandler
Longfellow Deeds
Winona Ryder
Babe Bennett
Jared Harris
Mac McGrath
Harve Presnell
Preston Blake
Joseph M. Caracciolo
Executive Producer
Adam Sandler
Executive Producer
Peter Collister
Director of Photography
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Jeff Gourson
Film Editor
Ellen Lutter
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  • Dec 02, 2013
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  • Apr 12, 2012
    As Adam Sandler films go....Mr. Deeds is his typical schlock, only a little more halfhearted than usual. Not that story ever matters in Sandler films, but here he plays a naive small-town guy who becomes the heir to a media empire and is then exploited by a sinister chairman and a shady reporter. In addition to Adam Sandler, the film has a strong supporting comedic cast that includes Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, and John Turturro. But the script is excruciatingly bad, and Sandler's hackneyed performance prevents anyone from shining. Mr. Deeds does have an occasional laugh, but nobody's putting in much effort and it shows.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2012
    Adam Sandler can provide some laughs when given the right material or even the right character to play in a movie. When you have none of that you get a humorless Sandler movie like Mr. Deeds. Mr. Deeds is about a sweet-natured, small-town guy who inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way. Now this is one of the few times where the actors aren't the problem when it comes to making us laughs, it's the script. It's poorly written and filled with humor that doesn't work nor does it have any interesting characters. The script is missing everything you could want in a comedy as it has no good humor, is poorly pace, has plot-holes that I didn't need to pay to much attention to notice, and timing is indescribably bad beyond words. Even though the script is bad, the cast prevented this from being unbearable. Now while not all the cast give a good performance, they are likable. Sandler does the best acting in this movie in my opinion, though his character did get on my nerve, but that's mostly because of the poorly written script. To bad the cast didn't have better material to work with because what they're given is bad and they tried really hard to make it funny, but they couldn't in the end. Mr. Deeds is humorless movie that failed to even get a chuckle out of me. This is truly comedic writing at it worst.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2012
    Mr. Deeds is yet another awful Adam Sandler comedy. I saw this in the theatre when it came out, and came out disappointed. The film was terrible, unfunny garbage that just didn't deliver anything good or entertaining for the viewer. Mr. Deeds is an unfunny comedy that is simply awful to watch. The acting and comic delivery were terrible. Adam Sandler successfully made another terrible film and it just goes to show that the guy should have retired a long time ago. Mr. Deeds suffers from a bad script that doesn't deliver effective comedy or a good story for that matter. I hated this film, and thought it was a waste of film. Adam Sandler has been unfunny for quite some time, and films like Mr. Deeds showcases that point perfectly. This is a poorly made comedy that is more excruciatingly painful that funny. This is a film that never should have been made, and it's simply one comedy film that you should avoid. Adam Sandler was funny back in the 90's with films like Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy and The Wedding Singer. But now, he misses the mark more often and his use of comedy is pretty stale. Mr. Deeds is a film that definitely should be avoided, the film really doesn't work as a comedy and it ends up being a total mess from start to finish. If you want a comedy with good laughs, you won't find it here. This is a pointless film that isn't worth your time.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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