The Big Picture: Mr. Deeds

8:00pm – Friday, July 31 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

This 2002 film centres on Longfellow Deeds (Adam Sandler, Bedtime Stories), a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, who inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle and quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe (Winona Ryder, Girl Interrupted), a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds’ sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn’t necessarily need to change him.

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