Mr. Deeds Goes to Town ★★★½

Yes, I'll admit a lot of Frank Capra's films can basically just be the psychological equivalent of "comfort food", but it's hard to really criticize a film on that basis alone. Besides just being frequently funny and entertaining, the characters are developed enough for you to get attached to them, even if just in a more subconscious manner. I will say Gary Cooper feels oddly placed in the title role. Sure, he competently performs, but his acting style feels strangely canned (or perhaps I'm just too biased towards Jim Stewart, who frequently played this sort of role). There's a sweetness to the tone which almost doesn't work, but I'd say is just barely balanced by the humor. A nice film. I liked it.