Mr. Deeds (2002)


Movie Review

Directed by: Steven Brill

Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, and John Turturro

Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) runs a pizza place in New Hampshire.  He’s just an ordinary guy living a less than ordinary life.  His life becomes extraordinary when he discovers that his recently deceased uncle Preston Blake (Harve Presnell) has left him a media empire worth $40 billion.  At the direction of Chuck Cedar (Peter Gallagher), a businessman who worked with his uncle, Deeds must remain in New York City for several days to cash out on his uncle’s stock in Blake Media.   Unfortunately for the company, they weren’t ready for the fun that a small-town pizza guy from New Hampshire would bring.  Meanwhile, reporter Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder) is tasked with digging up dirt on the new billionaire, but she lets business mix with pleasure.  I admit that the movie has a crazy plot and that, like any Adam Sandler film, it has some silly antics at times.  Nonetheless, Mr. Deeds is a guilty pleasure that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.  It’s a fun film with a heart.



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