• Mr. Deeds (2002)

Mr. Deeds

Release Date: June 28th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler) is a sweet, lovable guy leading a simple but happy life in the tiny hamlet of Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. Life is good at the small town restaurant until two corporate execs bring news that Deeds is about to be rolling in a different kind of dough. A long-lost relative has left him an inheritance of 40 billion dollars along with the largest media company in the world. It's a fish out of water, rags to riches story that has local tabloid reporters salivating.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris, Allen Covert, Erick Avari, John Turturro, Peter Dante

Director: Steven Brill

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Out of the Blue... Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Endearing, Love, Small town, 2000s, Madcap, Hilarious, New York City, Love interest, Transformation, Deception

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Sandler nimbly steps into the role created by Cooper and makes it his nebbishy own, something that cannot be said for Ryder's attempt to rethink the Arthur part. Ryder is lovely, but perhaps too sincere an actress to play a wiseacre. show more

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    Surprisingly sweet and, dare we say it, old-fashioned, with an engaging sense of humor that's a definite improvement on lame, lowbrow efforts such as "Little Nicky." show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The remake stumbles from a ragged start into a child's garden of worses -- worse than the original in more ways than you could imagine.

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