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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

*** Mr. Deeds. Comedy.

Directed by: Steven Brill
Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder

We watched this at home with the kids, courtesy of Netflix.

Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler), a small town pizza shop owner who writes greeting cards (not that Hallmark has accepted any), inherits a $40 billion business from an uncle he never met. So at the behest of the company's executives, he goes to the big city to sign paperwork until the executives can raise the money to buy him out.

It's big news, and tabloid TV reporter Babe (Winona Ryder) goes undercover to get the scoop on him.

Of course, the executives turn out to be crooked, and Deeds's small-town honesty is needed to save the day. And of course he and Babe fall in love.

It's predictable, but fun, and requires major suspension of disbelief. Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half with the kids, but not a movie to purchase for the collection.


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