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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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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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

In the basketball game, the name on the opposing team's jerseys is Shirts. See more »

Goofs

After Elliot's drug lord alter-ego falls from the copter, the film cuts to Elliot himself, his wish ended, falling through the air and crashing onto, and badly denting, the hood of a car. Unfortunately, as Elliot rolls himself off of the vehicles hood and away from the camera, we see the reinforcing back-brace under Elliot's shirt, which has allowed him to fall and dent the car without injury. 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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Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

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Meena Devi
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Performed by Tulku
Written by Mitchell Markus and Jim Wilson
Remixed by Steve Snow
Courtesy of Triloka Records
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Episodic, semi-successful comedy with Fraser at comic best...
24 February 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Ever since GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE I've been convinced that BRENDAN FRASER is one of the brightest new talents to come along in ages. He gets a chance to show how clever he is at concealing his real self in BEDAZZLED, starting as a nerdy office worker and going through a series of changes in an effort to make a pact with The Devil (Elizabeth Hurley). None of his wishes are successful because each one has a hitch devised by the cunning Hurley to backfire.

I never saw the original with Dudley Moore, but here I can see that the script stands in the way of delivering a solid comedy despite Brendan's flair for this sort of thing. He reaches the peak of his comic talent with his impersonation of a Latin millionaire, guaranteed to draw laughs.

But much of the story is too episodic for the results to be anything more than reasonably satisfying. Hurley goes about her role with a sexy seductiveness that is almost as overwhelming for the viewer as it is for Fraser's character.

Summing up: Fraser's fans will enjoy his multi-faceted romp.


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