Sunday, November 20, 2011

98. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds felt really modern to me. So far, I feel like I have seen movies that either reflect Hollywood in its prime (which prompts me to say "they just don't make 'em like that anymore") or outdated films that make me laugh (like King Kong).  This, however, felt like a mediocre romantic comedy from 2011.

This film centers on a naive poet who inherits 20 million dollars and is stunned by the corruptness of "city folk".  A sassy, beautiful reporter pretends to be a country girl that is enamored by him in order to get the exclusive.  But wait, curve ball!  She begins to actually fall in love with him?!?!?!

This movie isn't especially witty but it does send a great message.  I don't want to ruin the end for you, but this film promoted Socialism in 1936.  Pretty ballsy.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:
Oh, boy.  Will these two crazy kids ever work it out?!?!

This was remade into an Adam Sandler movie in 2006.  I am proud to say that I have only been subjected to two Sandler movies in my lifetime and hopefully, I will be able keep it down to that manageable number.

Gary Cooper looks like a young Alec Baldwin in this.  Anyone?  Anyone?

Jean Arthur didn't see the film until 1972.

The sequel, Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington, was eventually turned into Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

This film was banned in Germany because non-Aryans were a part of the movie.

1 comment:

  1. This does indeed feel modern. Add colors and you are there. I liked it a lot better than the sequel.