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Mr. Deeds back to product details

Sandler's got to be kidding!
written by Chiend February 10, 2006 - 6:27 PM PST
0 out of 2 members found this review helpful
What? Adam Sandler (a dropout from the God-awful Saturday Night Live TV show) as Longfellow Deeds in a remake of Frank Capra's classic comedy MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN? This is absolutely priceless! Gary Cooper must be doing somersaults in his grave! Wouldn't you just LOVE to get a seat-assignment on a cross-country flight next to Roger Mussenden, the man mainly responsible for casting this abominable turkey, for an inside scoop on his casting decisions? And what's this? Winona Ryder in the Jean Arthur role? Unbelievable! Where did they find this casting agent? Can you believe his first screen credit for casting director was for The Godfather: Part III? It seems to me this guy would benefit more from a visit by Michael Corleone than a lesson on cinema culture. It IS unfortunate that such outlandish remakes are youth's introduction to the classics of screen cinema, and it IS sad when a comedy's greatest moment of humor lies in the opening credits as the cast-member's names roll across the screen, but this is what today's movie-going expectations have been reduced to: a dearth of imagination offset by the desperate choices of big business. I can just see it now: a remake of High Noon, with Jim Carrey as Will Kane. Let's give the Lloyd Bridges role to Martin Short ("If I can't have a drink by myself, I'm not comin' IN here anymore!") Imagine Short being set straight by a dark-skinned Janeane Garofalo with a Spanish accent ("Eet takes more than beeg, broad shoulders to make a man!") Oh well, we can dream, can't we? Then again, we may not need to. Perhaps MR. DEEDS can establish a new paradigm for the future of movie-going entertainment. Ludicrous remakes and inexcusable movie miscasting seem to be the kinds of artistic expressions that successfully pass for cinema fare nowadays. They unfortunately contribute to the downward spiral of American culture, but on the good side, they provide us with unending moments of top-notch unintentional humor.


(Average 5.44)
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