Mr. Deeds (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Adam Sandler Longfellow Deeds
Winona Ryder Babe Bennett
Peter Gallagher Chuck Cedar
Jared Harris Mac McGrath
Allen Covert Marty
Erick Avari Cecil Anderson
John Turturro Emilio
Peter Dante Murph
Conchata Ferrell Jan
Harve Presnell Preston Blake
Scott Thompson Baker
Angelito Bautista
Buddy Bolton
Steve Buscemi
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Steven Brill
Producer Sidney Ganis; Jack Giarraputo; Joseph M. Caracciolo; Allen Covert
Writer Clarence Budington Kelland; Robert Riskin
Studio Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 36 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Following the flop of Little Nicky, Adam Sandler returned to safe territory in Mr. Deeds... and made Nicky look inspired by comparison. A loose remake of Frank Capra's 1936 classic Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, this dumbed-down version finds Sandler in the Gary Cooper role, inheriting a vast fortune and a corporate empire, foiling a greedy executive (Peter Gallagher), and winning the heart of an undercover reporter (Winona Ryder) who's been mocking his small-town naiveté in print while falling for his goodhearted sincerity. It's fun enough to satisfy Sandler's loyal fans--and John Turturro's a hoot as Deeds's foot-fetishist butler--but the subtleties of Capra are lost on Sandler, director Steven Brill, and writer Tim Herlihy. While Gary Cooper portrayed a rube who was savvy about big-city cynicism, Sandler's an amiable goofball with a heart of gold and an empty skull. You can admire him, and parts of the movie (including Steve Buscemi's unbilled cameo), but you have to work harder to get there. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 911
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/25/03
Purchase Price $5.00
Store Warehouse
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Edition (Special Widescreen Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.85:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 043396078222
Chapters 28
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby