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Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

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Elliot Richardson, a socially awkward IT worker, is given seven wishes to get the girl of his dreams when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include being a 7 foot basketball star, a wealthy, powerful man, and a sensitive caring guy. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies. Written by MrGreen

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Meet the Devil. She's giving Elliott seven wishes. But not a chance in Hell. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Al diablo con el diablo  »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,112,178 (UK) (10 November 2000)

Gross:

ESP 753,058,188 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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There is a deleted scene that can be seen on the DVD, which shows Elliot using one of his wishes to become a rock star, playing in a metal band and using a British accent. It was cut out because of images of drug use (Elliot takes a bong hit on stage and Alison tries to kill herself by swallowing pills), foul language (Elliot says a certain four-letter word a number of times), and sexual content (Elliot and Alison start to have sex right in the back room). It can be accessed on the DVD by going to the second Special Features page, highlighting the top choice, and clicking right. A devil on Elizabeth Hurley's shoulder should light up. See more »

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When Eliot is speaking Spanish, he says "Donde esta es la biblioteca," which is grammatically incorrect. See more »

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Elliot Richards: Maybe I should call you a cab... Although it's gonna be hard to find one that'll *go to Hell* this time of night!
The Devil: OOOOOOh. What a delightfully piquant wit.
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A comedy with warmth, wit, and style
26 January 2006 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this movie because it stars Brendan Fraser, an actor who can't seem to make a bad movie, and often makes great movies, such as "Blast From the Past".

The big surprise was Elizabeth Hurley. As certain as Vivien Leigh was meant to play Scarlett O'Hara, no one could have done a better job playing The Devil...in this case a sly, brilliantly cunning, sexy devil who playfully torments Brendan by dooming each of his wishes with unintended, nasty surprises. She effortlessly leads him along like a puppy dog on a leash.

Besides her comedic wit, (and some clever writing) I would be remiss not to mention that Elizabeth Hurley looks perfect, absolutely perfect, in every scene. Her clipped, refined British accent is the aural equivalent of a film shot on Kodachrome.

Bedazzled exudes a positive, good-natured warmth, and is proof that comedy doesn't have to depend on silly sophomoric antics, pratfalls, or foul language.

ADDENDUM January 10, 2008. After two years, I have no idea if anyone has ever read this review. Even if you don't like it, please give me a thumbs up or thumbs down, just to let me know someone read it.


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