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Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 October 2000 (USA)
Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven 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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Catch Hell. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,526, 22 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,886,980, 31 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,383,208, 31 December 2001
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(at around 1h 4 mins) 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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In the basketball fantasy the score of the game is 135-85, with Elliot scoring 104 points, yet he also recorded 32 assists, which would make the score be more than the 135, it would be at least 168. See more »

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Elliot's Cellmate: She's the devil that one.
Elliot Richards: What?
Elliot's Cellmate: I said she's the devil... that lady cop.
Elliot Richards: Oh... yea. I guess.
Elliot's Cellmate: So what are you in for brother?
Elliot Richards: Eternity
Elliot's Cellmate: Oooo... that's a long time. You must have done some really bad shit.
Elliot Richards: Yea. I sold my soul.
Elliot's Cellmate: Hope you got something good for it.
Elliot Richards: As a matter of fact, I got nothing for it.
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Change Your Mind
Written by Ken Block, Jeff Beres, Andrew Copeland, Ryan Newell and Mark Trojanowski
Performed by Sister Hazel
Courtesy of Universal Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not Like The Original, But Pleasant Enough
20 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

The 1967 original, starring Dudley Moor and Peter Cook and directed by Stanley Donen was a droll dark comedy that bombed when it was first released to theatres but has developed a very strong cult following over the years. This 2000 version, directed by Harold Ramis is not so much a remake as a latter-day re-imagining of the story. Aside from the basic premise, the two films share little else in common. This new version is a wacky, fast-paced farce that makes up in some giddily amusing moments what it lacks in true wickedness.

Brendan Fraser is perfectly cast as the hapless computer tech who makes a deal with Satan; granted seven wishes in exchange for eventual possession of his soul, we witness each wish he makes as his life becomes a series of colorful and very funny misadventures. Some first-rate make-up and special effects transform Fraser and his world every time he changes wishes. Elizabeth Hurley is extremely fetching and quite likable as the embodiment of Satan, although I wish she'd showed a bit more evilness than glee in her characterization.

All in all, a very entertaining movie that, of course, leaves the door open for a sequel. Bring it on!


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