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
When filming the scene where Deeds beats up Marty, Allen Covert got spun around by Adam Sandler, slipped on the sidewalk and his skull hit the concrete with no protection; he was unconscious for a minute. See more »
The wet ginger cat that Deeds rescues becomes a dry grey cat in the arms of the fireman. See more »
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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The only good thing in this movie is the delightfully goofy performance by John Turturro, for most of the film, although in the final, supposedly tear-jerking scenes, he's pretty bad too.
Wynona Rider does worse than embarrass herself here. It's got to be the worst performance by a major actor I've EVER seen. Except maybe the squalid, vomit-inducing work of Steve Buscemi in...what movie...yep, that's right...MR. DEEDS. Adam Sandler is his usual unbearable self, and all the other fine character actors in the movie are thankfully forgettable (for their sakes.) And even John McEnroe is bad!!!
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