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Devil's Food (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  2 September 1996 (USA)
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When a TV anchor woman finds her career to be hampered by her uncontrollable weight problems, she closes a deal with the devil. He lends her her ideal weight, she promises him her soul. By ... See full summary »

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When a TV anchor woman finds her career to be hampered by her uncontrollable weight problems, she closes a deal with the devil. He lends her her ideal weight, she promises him her soul. By contract. Soon enough she realizes she's made a terrible mistake and tries to negotiate her way out of it. Alas, the devil knows but one motto: "a deal is a deal", and now he's ready to collect... Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Devil's Food - Eine wirklich teuflische Diät  »

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Gotta Be THIN To Get Ahead!!!
23 October 2002 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

Holy cow. Just a few minutes ago I finished watching this movie and I am still feeling its affect on me... I still feel like I wanna puke! It's unbelievable how this waste of peoples' time and money went so far into the garbage so fast. Okay, for like the first hour plus it moved along alright, I mean nothing special, just la di da di da. It did a really great job of telling women how they need to be thin to get ahead in the world; if you're not thin & gorgeous you'll get nowhere fast and just plain discriminated against for being puggy & fat! Wow, they really drove that point home! Finally, though, this got somewhat better for a whole maybe ten minutes, it got fairly interesting... and then took a nosedive off Canada's highest bridge. First of all, will Toronto eventually become the Number 1 seen city in movies because of the freakin' gazillion times it's had the role of New York City? Maybe Toronto & Vancouver combined? Oy vey! Ya know how cheap this movie was... they couldn't even put in the usually obligatory NYC skyline scenes during the opening credits or at some time during the movie!!! Nothing, no World Trade Center, no Empire State Building, just footage they shot in Toronto (which is in Canada, ay, for those of you who don't know.) Also, relating to how cheap this was they used like ten year old and older Cadillac and Lincoln limousines. Like a bigtime New York national news network similar to CNN or MSNBC wouldn't have the newest, most stylish, up-to-date limos? Yah, uh huh, whatever. Then they're in Syracuse and Mr. Believe it Or not I'm Walkin' On Air Greatest American Hero says "That's my new car" talking about a mid 1980's piece of junk Dodge that might cost a thousand bucks OR LESS down at Harry's Used Cars, No Credit, Bad Credit, We'll Finance Anyone! Come on, hello? This dude was the PRODUCER at one of the major news channels in Syracuse, New York and he couldn't have a nicer, newer car???? We're not talkin' Otumwa, Iowa here! Finally, a flaw I found that most people might overlook - Mr. Syracuse News Producer & his 116 Devilish Pounds Hubby are rescheduled to die in six months. Okay. When they rescheduled there was snow on the ground, a fairly significant amount. In Syracuse, New York six months later... (the odds are about 55,000 to 1 that) THERE'D BE NO SNOW ON THE GROUND!!!!!!!! How on earth someone could give this an A+ Perfect Score of 10 is totally and completely beyond me. I know people have different tastes and different strokes for different folks and all that but I mean COME ON!!! The only thing worth mentioning that was good is Dabney Coleman. Though pivotal there wasn't a whole lotta depth to his character but he played it pretty well. Other than that this was CRAP!!! This movie had a fairly good chance of surviving with a D grade... maybe D+ but it just didn't make it at the end. F+? Plain ol' F? F minus minus minus!


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