Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
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
Being an Adam Sandler fan I went to see this film when it was released. It has to be said that I was somewhat disappointed with it. I was expecting to see the same humour and wit as seen in films such as 'The Waterboy', 'Happy Gilmore' and 'Big Daddy' that make you laugh out loud. This film however just really isn't really that funny. Scenes such as the 'echoing scene' which you will soon realise, are just pointless. It's also disappointing to see the likes of 'Steve Buscemi' and 'John Turturro' featuring in a film like this after previously being in films such as 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Clockers' respectively.
The storyline for this film has the potential to be a decent film worth watching but on this occasion it simply hasn't delivered. The fact that he inherits so much money just isn't used effectively at all. What should have come out should have been a matured version of 'Ritchie Rich' where the kid goes on the rampage with unlimited amounts of money at his fingertips. Instead, it surrounds Mr Deeds boring relationship with 'Pam Dawson'.
All in all, this film really hasn't achieved its full potential. I think Sandler needs to go back to basics and bring us back some of the laughs that made 'Billy Madison', 'The Wedding Singer' etc.. such enjoyable films.
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