I love comedies. If it’s funny, I’ll watch it. I stick to a couple of my favorite actors and basically just watch all their movies. Erin and I are movie quoters. I swear we could have a full conversation with just movie quotes from our favorite comedies.
By far, my favorite movies are Happy Madison movies. The one that takes the cake… MR. DEEDS.
I LOVE this movie. I can watch it a million times (I practically have) and will big belly laugh almost the whole way through. The characters are hilarious and the silly little lines get me every time. Hate the movie? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Most critics weren’t a fan. It has a 22% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes; however, 60% of audiences love it. I even had a cat that was named after Adam Sandler’s great uncle that dies in the beginning of the movie, Preston Blake.
The movie is a remake of a 1930s film, “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town”. Long story short, the movie is about a small town pizzeria owner and budding greeting card writer (Adam Sandler) who discovers his great uncle has passed away and left his $40 billion dollar inheritance to him, his only living relative. Adam Sandler meets a bunch of incredible characters, including a sweet and very sneaky butler, as he struggles to adjust to a big city life in New York, until he meets a girl and falls in love. The girl is actually a news reporter trying to get insider stories on Deeds for her tabloid magazine. Deeds finds out and is crushed and sells his shares, donating the money to charity, and gets back to his small town life. The company starts to fall apart and thousands are set to lose their jobs. At the end of the story, Deeds comes to the rescue to try and save the company at a very important shareholder’s meeting. The reporter discovers that the money actually belonged to the butler, the great uncle’s illegitimate son and true heir. The company is saved. Deeds gets his girl and everyone lives happily ever after.
Some of my other favorite movies: Walk Hard – The Dewey Cox Story, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates, Knocked Up, This is 40, Wanderlust, Step Brothers, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Just Go With It, Horrible Bosses, Drop Dead Fred, The House Bunny, Big Daddy, and basically anything with Paul Rudd, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel.