Miss Deeds?

With Winona Ryder facing charges of shoplifting and vandalism, many observers found a measure of humor in the posters for Mr. Deeds (starring Ryder opposite Adam Sandler) which appeared after her notorious Sax Fifth Avenue "shoplifting spree" in 2002.

The movie's tag line? "Don't let the fancy clothes fool you!"

[Ryder said she was drawn to her role in the film because of the values it upholds: "It's like we all have to go back to what we wanted as kids, and those ideals, and hold them up." Naturally, her choice of words ("hold them up") spawned yet another series of jokes. (The film's producers were careful to ensure that her face did not appear in any of promotional ads or posters.)]

[Ryder graced the cover of the June 2002 cover of W magazine -- wearing a "Free Winona" T-shirt. Among her excuses for the crime? "I was told that I should shoplift. The director said I should try it out."]

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