Mr Deeds

Ten, 6.30pm, PG ( 2002)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

Silly – like most of his films – this is Adam San­dler’s face­tiously slack-jawed take on Frank Capra’s 1936 clas­sic Mr Deeds Goes to Town. He plays Longfel­low Deeds, adored pizze­ria ven­dor of Man­drake Falls with as­pi­ra­tions as a greet­ing-card scribe. Some­how the lov­able do-gooder in­her­its $ 40 bil­lion, invit­ing a cir­cus of at­ten­tion, in­clud­ing the af­fec­tions of a TV journo ( Wi­nona Ry­der). John Tur­turro scores the lion’s share of laughs as Deeds’ pe­cu­liar but­ler, and The O. C.’ s Peter Gal­lagher has a ball as the de­vi­ous chair­man out to fleece Deeds.

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