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
In the film, Deeds is from a small town called Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. Though this is a fictional location, Adam Sandler moved to Manchester, New Hampshire at the age of six and lived there all his life until attending college at NYU. See more »
When Deeds is in the mansion and everyone is shouting (the echo scene), the elevator man is standing behind him, wearing white gloves, which disappear for one shot. 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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Adam Sandler's downfall begins...... Mr. Deeds is one of those big misses on Sandler's career. His performance is dull and lifeless, and his character is so deadpan and boring that's it's really very hard to care much about him or really what happens with his character. Winona Ryder is alright as far as acting performance goes, but Adam and her have zero on screen chemistry, I mean seriously their relationship together is so unbelievable, awkward, and just doesn't work at all. Awkward actually describes many if not all scenes in mr deeds. The film is totally and utterly void of laughter, it's awkward, forced humor just doesn't do the job. Peter Gallagher is OK I guess, kinda a phoned in performance though. Well, I got zero laughs in this early 2000's Adam sandler flick. This movie gets a 3/10 on my scale, sorry Adam, but it just didn't work.
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