Mr. Deeds Adam Sandler still shows up for a movie looking as if he just rolled out of his trailer. Let other actors fuss over their wardrobe… Mr. Deeds Adam Sandler still shows up for a movie looking as if he just rolled out of his trailer. Let other actors fuss over their wardrobe… 2002-06-28 PG-13 Comedy Winona Ryder Adam Sandler Steve Buscemi Conchata Ferrell Peter Gallagher Jared Harris Rob Schneider John Turturro New Line Cinema
Movie Review

Mr. Deeds (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Winona Ryder and Adam Sandler; Distributor: New Line Cinema

Adam Sandler still shows up for a movie looking as if he just rolled out of his trailer. Let other actors fuss over their wardrobe or worry about whether they've gained a few pounds: Sandler is Sandler, the people's noble-slob comedian! Mr. Deeds is one of those Sandler opuses in which he plays a big-hearted, happily dysfunctional ''normal'' guy. An idiot variation on Frank Capra's ''Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,'' it's a tossed-together exercise that feels sort of like the dumbest corporate comedy of 1987. Every so often, the star lets out his id by punching someone into the ground, ''Happy Gilmore''-style. All in all, though, this is Sandler running on empty, repeating what he's already done far too often.

Originally posted Jul 12, 2002 Published in issue #662 Jul 12, 2002 Order article reprints
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