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Good Deeds (2012)

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Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

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Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Wesley Deeds
Thandie Newton ... Lindsey Wakefield
Gabrielle Union ... Natalie
Eddie Cibrian ... John
Brian White ... Walt Deeds
Jordenn Thompson ... Ariel
Phylicia Rashad ... Wilimena
Beverly Johnson ... Brenda
Rebecca Romijn ... Heidi
Jamie Kennedy ... Mark Freeze
Andrew Masset ... Mr. Brunson (as Andrew Hyatt Masset)
Victoria Loving Victoria Loving ... Mrs. Brunson
Tom Thon ... Milton
Susan Shalhoub Larkin ... Margaret
Nevaina Graves Rhodes Nevaina Graves Rhodes ... Teacher (as Nevaina)
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Storyline

Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

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Taglines:

Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,583,924, 26 February 2012

Gross USA:

$35,025,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,578,791
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actresses Thandie Newton and Rebecca Romijn were born on the exact same day: 06. November 1972 - this is their first movie together. See more »

Goofs

Lindsay goes to collect her paycheck and she's surprised that it's only $112. Even if the IRS could garnish her wages, she would have been notified by them first to give her an opportunity to make a payment arrangement. Then they would have notified her employer, who would be required to get Lindsay to sign a document saying that her wages would be garnished. She would not have been taken by surprise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wesley Deeds: [narration] My name is Wesley Deeds the Third. I grew up fifth-generation Ivy League graduate. I can tell you my pedigree all the way back to the tribe that my greatest grandfather came from. I was born into privilege, groomed by my father to be a businessman, to take over his company, groomed by my mother to be a gentleman. I was told where to stand and how to dress, how to cut my hair, and what I would be doing for the rest of my life from the time that I was five years old. And ...
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Soundtracks

Baroque Adagio
Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by Yuki Tanaki and Jay Weigel
Published by Music of Melpomene
Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group
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Not sure what message this movie was trying to send out.
15 March 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

No, this movie is not as bad as some people are trying to make you believe but it most certainly is not a great movie either.

It is a problem that the movie just isn't a very original or engaging one. Nothing in this movie happens as a real surprise and it progresses basically just as you would predict. This also causes the movie feel overlong, which also makes this movie a bit of a bore at times, especially when it just keeps dragging on, with some of its plot lines.

It's a drama, really written as a drama, which means that the emotions and dramatic events often feel forced and far from likely. You could call the movie a bit of a melodrama, especially during all of the scenes with the young kind (who can't act by the way) and when there is constantly overly dramatic music playing in the background, which totally took me out of the movie, more than a couple of times.

But what perhaps is more annoying is that I just don't know what story this movie is trying to tell and what for a kind of message it is trying to send out. It's OK to cheat on your fiancée? Really, this is the only thing that kept going through my head all of the time. Perhaps it would had been more or less OK if the fiancée was a person who just didn't really seemed to suit him, or who was mean, holding him back from going forward in his life, or cheating on him, all the time. But none of this was the case. They seemed to have a good thing going, until Thandie Newton steps into the picture.

Stuff like this also doesn't make the main characters very likable or engaging ones. You also just don't ever feel their emotions or understand their needs. No matter how hard the actors try to be taken serious, the movie and the character just never work out as such. It doesn't help that the movie has some absolutely horrendous and simplistic dialog in it at times.

But still, I really didn't hated watching this movie. It's still well made (aside from its editing at times), despite probably not having the biggest of budgets. There just still isn't enough in this movie for me to love it but also still not enough to totally hate on it.

5/10

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