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    Unique ID Code: 0000041763
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 27/10/2002 12:30
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    Mr Deeds (Widescreen) (US)

    8 / 10
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    Don`t let the fancy clothes fool you
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 97 mins
    Retail Price: $27.96
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    There`s a new kid in town.

    Funnyman Adam Sandler stars in Mr. Deeds, the hilarious re-make of the classic American comedy Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.

    Small town guy Longfellow Deeds (Sandler) goes to the big city to collect a $40 billion inheritance from a long lost uncle. Living in a palatial mansion with the services of an unusual personal butler (John Turturro) isn`t too bad. Things get even better when he meets a beautiful school nurse (Winona Ryder). But money changes everything, and things aren`t what they seem- his sweetie is actually a journalist feeding reports of his outrageous behavior to the press! Now, it`s up to Deeds to straighten everyone out - with a few right hooks and lots of common sense.

    Special Features:
    Director and Writer Commentary
    Deleted Scenes
    "Clothes Make The Man" Featurette
    "From Mandrake Falls to Manhattan" Featurette
    "Spare No Expense" Featurette
    Deeds` Greeting Cards
    Outtakes Reel
    Music Video: "Where Are You Going" by Dave Matthews Band
    DVD-ROM: Script to Screen and Weblinks
    Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Steven Brill

    Written By:

    Jared Harris
    Steve Buscemi
    John Turturro
    Winona Ryder
    Adam Sandler

    Casting By:
    Roger Mussenden

    Soundtrack By:
    Pete Townshend
    Chris Squire
    Dave Matthews
    Natalie Imbruglia
    Fran Healy
    Rivers Cuomo
    Jon Anderson
    Teddy Castellucci

    Director of Photography:
    Peter Lyons Collister

    Jeff Gourson

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Lutter

    Production Designer:
    Perry Andelin Blake

    Alex Siskin
    Jack Giarraputo
    Sidney Ganis
    Allen Covert

    Executive Producer:
    Adam Sandler
    Joseph M. Caracciolo

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    The remake of the famous 1936 classic is an ordinary movie with only a couple of funny moments.
    Sandler is (surprisingly) not annoying at all. Well, there`s a first time for everything, I guess. :)
    The video transfer is good. There are no visible compression signs and the picture is generally clean of defects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, as well. The surrounds are nicely used, especially during the numerous echo scenes.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, 3 behind the scenes featurettes, 6 deleted scenes (which are pretty bad, actually), some outtakes, a music video, 6 greeting cards Deeds` style and some DVD-ROM features (script, animation etc.).
    Bottom line - a harmless little movie that can be enjoyed even by Sandler`s anti-fans.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 30/10/2002 02:03
    8 / 10
    I really enjoyed watching this dvd. The picture was presented in great dvd quality and the sound too although they both were nothing special cos these days, good pics are standard.

    What really surprised me was the movie itself. I wasnt expecting much from it, just the usual adam sandler with his sick jokes and sense of humour. Like I said, I was surprised cos it was actually really good. Adam plays Mr Deeds, a simple man from a small town with a big heart and good values. He treats everyone around him with great respect and everyone in his town returns that respect onto him.

    Anyway the rest of the story goes like this. He inherits $40 billion from a relative he didnt even know and goes to new york where all the reporters are trying to find out about him. Enter winona ryder who looks gorgeous. Shes a reporter who wants the top scoop on him and tricks him at first but then falls in love yada yada yada.

    The story is not plot twisting or brain busting or anything.In fact its a very simple story but the way in which the story is told is really interesting. The movie is not very funny, there are only a few funny scenes, but charming and touching it is. The characters are developed quite well in a fun way. Anyway I agree, whether you`re an adam sandler fan or not, you cannot hate this movie.
    posted by dicanio on 16/1/2003 22:08