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An updating of the 1936 Frank Capra classic 'Mr Deeds Goes to Town'. Adam Sandler takes on the Gary Cooper role of smalltown poet and pizzeria owner, Longfellow Deeds, who inherits $40 billion from his uncle and sets off for New York to take over his new business empire, bringing his smalltown values with him.
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An updating of the 1936 Frank Capra classic 'Mr Deeds Goes to Town'. Adam Sandler takes on the Gary Cooper role of smalltown poet and pizzeria owner, Longfellow Deeds, who inherits $40 billion from his uncle and sets off for New York to take over his new business empire, bringing his smalltown values with him. Television reporter Babe Bennett (Winona Ryder) poses as an innocent smalltown girl in order to dig up any dirt on him, but, despite her best efforts, finds him to be nothing other than a gentleman, and even falls for him.
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"Sandler manages to unravel all of Frank Capra's hard work with this abysmal update of the classic movie which is nothing more than an excuse for Sandler to slap people about. Only John Turturro and Winona Ryder manage to escape unscathed."

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07-07-2011