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Mr. Deeds (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  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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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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Small town kid, big time right hook See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$207,228 (Japan) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$482,818 (Japan) (21 February 2003)
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Extensive location filming took place in New Milford, Connecticut on its photogenic Bank Street. Noted for its beautiful New England town green, it's often used in television commercials and film shoots. New Milford is coincidentally the weekend home of film co-star Peter Gallagher. See more »

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When Deeds first appears and talks with Marty about his being "sick", Marty has a Pepsi cup on a tray which changes into a beer mug during the course of the conversation. See more »

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[first lines]
Preston Blake: I'm gonna get to the top of Everest, if it's the last thing I do!
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References Family Affair (1966) See more »

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Cheek To Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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Sandler Has Done Better!
28 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the movie that Adam Sandler did the worst(the ones that I seen) and I still liked this film enough to write a positive review. The story is a remake from the 1936 version with Gary Cooper. Sandler plays Longfellow Deeds, a nice person with many friends. His uncle dies and he leaves forty billion dollars to his nephew, Deeds. Deeds travels to New York City to sign some papers. While in New York, he meets this beautiful woman. Little does he know that she is a reporter, not a school nurse. The script/storyline/jokes are bearable, but are better with most Sandler movies. I laughed a few times during the movie. Adam Sandler did a great job acting. Winona Ryder is a bit shaky in this role. John Turturro is hilarious as the butler who just sneaks up on everyone. I also have to mention Steve Buscemi as Crazy Eyes. That is what you call good comedy(referring to Crazy Eyes). There are some great songs to listen in this film. Overall, this is a good film but Sandler has done better films. I rate this movie 8/10.


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