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Film: Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds is a 2002 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler. It is loosely based on Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.

Tropes include:

  • Accidental Truth: A small Brick Joke in the movie. Babe/Miss Dawson claimed to be from Winchestertonfieldville Iowa. It was a flat out lie, but Deeds manages to actually find the place. Especially the house she described.
  • The Ace: Deeds himself.
  • Adam Westing: John McEnroe.
  • Alliterative Name: Babe Bennett continues the trend for Sandler's love interests, though unlike some of the others, her initials aren't V.V.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Deeds is one of the nicest people in the movie, but harm or say bad language in front of the ladies, or insult his upbrining and he'll answer back by kicking your ass.
  • Big Good: With or without money, Mr. Deeds always finds a way to invoke this trope. He even goes as far as rescue a woman and all of her cats from a tall, burning apartment building.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Early in the movie, Emilio claims that Preston Blake always treated him like a son. Guess who turns out to be Blake's illegitimate son at the end?
  • Cool Old Guy: Blake is arguably considered this according to Emilio, and to top it off he dies scaling a mountain, with a smile on his face.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Chuck Cedar.
  • Crying Wolf: Tabloid journalist Babe Bennett pretends to be a Distressed Damsel, getting mugged in order to meet Deeds and dig up dirt on him. Later, when she is really in trouble, he doesn't believe her.
  • Diner Brawl Babe vs. Jan!
  • Flipping the Bird: "ˇOlé!"
  • Funny Foreigner: Emilio
  • Go Out with a Smile: Preston Blake did.
  • Groin Attack: Does not work on Jan, apparently whatever's down there is not normal.
  • Heel Realization: Babe has a very emotional one when she realizes she is falling for Deeds, in spite of having lied to him about everything.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: When Deeds rescues a woman and her seven cats from a burning building, the TV tabloid show for which Babe works makes it look as if he killed the cats and sexually assaulted the woman.
  • Honor Before Reason: This following line plays with this trope.
    Deeds: If it weren't for Miss Dawson being here, I'd probably knock your heads in.
    Babe: Oh I don't mind.
    Deeds: Ok *Cue Curb-Stomp Battle.*
  • Human Popsicle: Preston Blake was found as this on Mount Everest, kicking off the entire plot.
  • Jerk Ass: Mac, Babe's boss, as well as Chuck Cedar
    • The fake mugger qualifies after what he did to get Deeds out of the way just to win Babe's love.
  • Karma Houdini: Mac. He humiliates Deeds on multiple occasions and blows Babe's cover just because he can. NEVER gets any sort of punishment.
  • Love Redeems: Babe.
  • Malicious Slander: Again, Mac. See Karma Houdini above.
  • Mama Bear: Jan was willing to cut Pam/Babe for hurting Deeds....with a pizza cutter of all things.
  • Mood Whiplash: When Deeds makes Emilio puncture his "black foot":
    YOU'RE SICK! YOU'RE SICK! WHY WOULD YOU DO THA-aaaaa I'm just kiddin'.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What Deeds gives to Babe's "mugger".
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Emilo, almost to supernatural levels. Able to go from standing right next to Chuck Cedar all the way to a balcony several hundred meters away in a matter of seconds without being seen. Mostly, this is just for Rule of Funny.
  • Product Placement: The gratuitous trip to Wendy's.
  • Rescue Romance: Deeds states that this is how his father met his mother, and this is how he himself meets Babe. Subverted in the latter case, however, as her mugger was a friend of hers putting on an act.
  • Rich Bitch: Inverted. Deeds may have a multi-million dollar inheritance, but that does not stop him from being so kind to others. See Big Good above.
  • Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: Deeds as the rich suitor; Babe's coworker and fake mugger as the poor suitor. Subverted somewhat in that Deeds is the one seen in a better light.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Babe's lie about Little Winchestertonfieldville, Iowa turns out to mostly come true, and Deeds is too naive to notice the inconsistencies.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Emilio makes this a Running Gag.
  • Throw It In: Deeds's faux-agony over Emilio puncturing his foot was ad-libbed by Sandler, without telling John Turturro, whose reaction is genuine.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Deeds had no idea his mother had a wealthy uncle before said uncle died. And Emilio is just as shocked to learn he's Preston Blake's illegitimate son.
  • Wrestler in All of Us

Minority ReportFilms of 2000 - 2004 Morvern Callar

alternative title(s): Mr Deeds
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