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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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soul | devil | dream | basketball | contract | See more »

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You've got seven wishes. Choose carefully. 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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Bedazzled  »

Box Office

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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The math homework that The Devil erases from the blackboard when she is the schoolteacher is Fermat's Last Theorem - Solve for n>2, x^n + y^n = z^n. It was an extremely difficult mathematical problem that was only proved conclusively in the early 1990s, after four hundred years of it stumping the most brilliant mathematical minds in the world. In fact, the theorem states that this equation does not have any solutions. Fermat originally described it in a margin too small to contain his alleged proof. Andrew Wiles did prove it using elliptic curves, a fairly modern mathematical technique. See more »

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Obvious stunt double: When Elliot jumps onto the helicopter in the drug lord fantasy, we see a glimpse of his stomach that is completely hairless. In a previous scene where he is seen walking down a flight of stairs after waking up his stomach is covered in hair. See more »

Quotes

The Devil: [about souls] It's like your appendix. You'll never even miss it.
Elliot Richards: Yeah? Well, if it's so useless, then how come you want it so much?
The Devil: Oh, aren't you a clever one?
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Bem, Bem, Maria
Performed by Gipsy Kings
Written by Jacques Baliardo, Diego Baliardo (as Maurice Baliardo), Tonino Baliardo,
Jahloul Douchikhi, Andre Reyes, Nicolas Reyes and Paul Reyes
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
PEM/SINE a division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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'George Of The Jungle' Meets Satan
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a fun film with a number of good laughs. It is stupid? Yeah, in parts. Is the theology sound? Hardly, but there was more truth than fiction uttered in this film, believe it or not. Is the Devil made to look attractive? Well, yeah, I'd say Elizabeth Hurley is pretty attractive!

The beginning is the best part of the film, and the end - with a dumb New Age message - is the worst. Along the way, the dumb Brendan Fraser's "Elliott Richards" learns some valuable lessons in his battle with the Devil. For selling his soul, so to speak, he gets seven wishes and we witness how he handles, or mishandles, these wishes. Much of it is pretty funny. Fraser is not a bad. He can play these goofy roles (i.e. "George Of The Jungle" and he can get serious and be effective, too, as in "The Quiet American.")

Overall, it's good lightweight entertainment. Don't expect much, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. At least, that's the way I found it.


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