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Mr. Deeds (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 June 2002 (USA)
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A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

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Storyline

When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Don't let the fancy clothes fool you. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some rear nudity | See all certifications »

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28 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Deeds  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,162,787 (USA) (28 June 2002)

Gross:

$126,203,320 (USA) (22 November 2002)
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Trivia

When Deeds slides down the bannister, he starts on one railing and in the next shot is shown sliding off of the opposite side onto the table. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck and Cecil exit the helicopter in Mandrake Falls, the rotors are still spinning, but they are completely still in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Preston Blake: I'm gonna get to the top of Everest, if it's the last thing I do!
[cut to his frozen but triumphant body clinging to the summit of Mount Everest]
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »

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Island In The Sun
Written by Rivers Cuomo
Performed by Weezer
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not the best Sandler movie, but not the worst, either.
20 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought Mr. Deeds was absolutely hilarious, when I was a kid. It was one of my favorite movies. Now that I'm older, and have a lot more experience with comedies, I have to admit that it's not quite as wonderful as I once thought it was. It's so-by- numbers and unimaginative, that I can't imagine much passion or effort was put into making it, at all.

There are a few laughs to be had, but no more than any other typical Sandler movie. The story is shallow and the characters are so one-dimensional, that it's hard to really have much of an interest in what's going on. Somehow, it seems like not enough happens to even account for the relatively short running-time. I've simply grown-up, and besides how pretty Winona Ryder is, nothing about Mr. Deeds is as good as I remember.


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