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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$482,818 (Japan) (21 February 2003)
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The sign that says "Welcome to Mandrake Falls" and continues with a poem is from the original film, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). See more »

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Gary Cooper rolls over in his grave
4 July 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

How they got THAT movie out of the beloved classic "Mr Deeds Goes to Town", I'll never know. The only similarity is in the name of the lead character.

Everybody overacted their role, and acted as stupid as possible. There wasn't enough relationship development between Winona's character and Deeds. In the *real* Mr Deeds (goes to town), the reporter and Deeds actually do establish a relationship.

Just rent or buy the real dvd to the classic movies. If you're not afraid of real movies that don't have sex, toilet jokes, animal abuse, then you'll love the real thing. This production of Mr. Deeds is a joke.

Check under "Mr Deeds Goes to Town" in imdb.


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