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Scott Ventura >> Movie Commentary >> November 2002 >> Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
2 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
November 2002
IMDB Name:
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Steven Brill
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some rear nudity.


This movie's page is incomplete. I hate to admit that I'd put a page on my site only to leave it as "under construction", but it's the easiest way for me to be reminded of the reviews left to write. In this case, I know pretty much what I want to say about this movie, but I have yet to actually type it all in. This message will no longer appear when the I consider the page to be complete. That doesn't mean it won't ever change after that, but you can bet that it's less likely.


I have a beef with Adam Sandler dating back to 1993. He came to my college to do a stand-up show, and it was awful. As much as I'd enjoyed some of his "Saturday Night Live" characters, his reputation was quite definitely in the toilet. I saw him in Airheads and Mixed Nuts, at some point, but neither qualifies for An Adam Sandler Movie. Nothing else really appealed to me, and until today I'd still managed to avoid all of his star vehicles. I'm eagerly anticipating Punch-Drunk Love, hailed as the thinker's Adam Sandler movie, but I've finally scene a thoughtless one.

I'm not disappointed with Mr. Deeds because it isn't funny. The parts that are funny are often quite funny. It's everything else that's so bad. Deeds is a sympathetic and funny character in many of the same ways as "SpongeBob SquarePants", but there's so much unnecessary drama that keeps interfering with the humor. Drama's not the worst thing in the world, but these are checklist plot points that are poorly written and provide a strange set of crises.

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