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Mr. Deeds /

Rated: PG-13

Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris 

Directed by: Steven Brill 

Produced by: Sidney Ganis, Jack Giarraputo 

Written by: Tim Herlihy, Clarence Budington Kelland, Robert Riskin 

Distributor: Columbia Pictures








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     You see, this probably would've been in vigorously funny if I hadn't seen the trailers. But, the companies just have to ruin your movie going experience and show you the whole movie before you even go and see it. I don't think that hearing "Ummmm...that's Hawaiian Punch" for the tenth time is very funny, if it's funny at all. Despite the horrible efforts to somehow make the classic Mr. Deeds Goes to Town into Sandler's comedic relief, this movie did posses value. It had heart; yes indeed.


     At times I did feel touched by this movie, unexpectedly. This wasn't Sandler's normal material. I'm not saying he was good here, and I'm not saying he was bad. At sometimes he was desperately blank, but most of the time his misconceived expressions led to value, that this movie captured with a hint of laughter. Overall, he was good except I just felt like he was out of place.


     One thing I liked about this movie was the sets. I thought it was very interesting how they did the billionaires house. The little incidences in the sets were just straight up hilarious. On one occasion, Sandler asked the butler to move the giant vase of roses in the middle of the dining table he had ordered because he couldn't see his date! That one left me in stitches, unlike the spoiled rest of the movie.


     Despite all of the rotten comedic efforts, Mr. Deeds has heart. Sometimes the dialogue was straight up rude, but that was quickly backed up with a nice comment. In this movie, Sandler was telling people to not cuss in front of the ladies, instead of his normal act, obnoxiously cussing them out himself. This movie really was a turnaround for all of the cast members.


      Overall, this movie was an average treat. I enjoyed it, but not tremendously. I would wait for this one to come out on DVD and video to see it. It isn't special enough to see in theatres. It was nice to see Adam Sandler play a more heartfelt character, it helped him broaden his acting ranges. Mr. Deeds is a nice little easy-going picture.


-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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