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'Mr. Deeds', the utterly ridiculous so-called "remake" of 'Mr. Deeds Goes to Town' (a movie that I haven't yet seen, but I'm guessing bears hardly any resemblance to this mess) is filled with childish, slapstick-y "humor", cartoon violence, and... little else. Of course, that kind of goes without saying, considering that Adam Sandler is the star of 'Mr. Deeds'. I only watched the stupid thing because most of the movie takes place in New York City (and I've been on a NYC kick as of late).

While I've never been a fan of Sandler's "comedy", I'll concede that he's a *smidge* more tolerable than some of his fellow "comic" actors who tend to appeal to a similar audience (i.e. Jim Carrey, David Spade). Which is about the nicest thing that I can say about Sandler's performance as the "simple", small-town-man-turned-billionaire, Longfellow Deeds.

Sandler's movies also tend to feature actors that I do enjoy watching; in the case of 'Mr. Deeds', the respectable supporting cast includes: John Turturro, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, and frequent Sandler co-star Steve Buscemi (none of these actors give downright embarrassing performances, but all of them are far from at their best).

There's nothing else really worth mentioning about the movie -- other than that I especially hated the scene where stupid Longfellow "rescued" some cats from a burning apartment by throwing the poor things out the window (the "cats" were *very* obviously fake, but still!).

At least Adam Sandler doesn't try to be serious in it. (3/10)

Added by thaskett
3 years ago on 20 February 2015 23:50

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