Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds

Topics: Mr. Deeds, Adam Sandler, John Turturro Pages: 3 (1116 words) Published: March 20, 2005
"Sandler's Mr. Deeds: Mis-Deeds"

With a prestigious resume' of successful blockbuster comedies, Adam Sandler certainly fails with Mr. Deeds, his most recent attempt to duplicate his past successes. The quick-wit, unexpected, laugh-out-loud jokes are a forte' of Sandler's which go back to his days of being a young comedian on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Sandler's comedy is the only thing that will keep you in your seat for an hour and a half. Fortunately for this movie, Sandler's large adolescent audience awaited the premier on June 28th. It's hard to find the direction of this film. However, it does include criteria consisting of, or the lack-there-of, an unoriginal theme for Sandler, an unforeseen love between characters, an unrealistic storyline, the minuscule co-star involvement, and flat lackadaisical humor, is the proof behind this movie's pudding; it defines the word lousy. However, Sandler's newest flick will most likely enjoy box-office success from the strong fan base that follow every movie he makes.

The screenwriter Tim Herlihy and the director Steven Brill appear to use the same old, similar storyline from past Sandler films: Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Waterboy (1998), and Big Daddy (1999). Sandler plays a similar role of a guy that has a big heart with good intentions but is sometimes misunderstood until the "true person" comes out for the doubters to see. A key thing to remember here is that all of the previously mentioned films were successful and in their own way, very original. Mr. Deeds fails to be included on this list. Sandler plays the role of Longfellow Deeds, a small-town native of Mandrake Falls, New Hampshire. He is a pizza delivery boy/greeting card writer that inherits $40 billion dollars from an uncle he never knew. Deeds is a character that exemplifies a so-called "regular" American. He loves his friends; he loves to make others laugh and enjoys life in general. When...
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