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
The business card joke was also used in the original version of Bedazzled (1967), where the writing on the card was never seen. See more »
(at around 7 mins) When Elliot is at the bar with his coworkers, Bob has his arms out in front of him in one shot. In the next shot his arms are folded back and he is scratching one arm. See more »
[after Elliot succeeds in keeping his soul]
I don't get it, though. Why are you, you know... being nice?
Look, Elliot, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The whole good-and-evil thing? You know...
Him and me? It really comes down to you. You don't have to look very hard for heaven or hell. They're right here on Earth. You make the choice, and I guess you just made it.
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Stop the Rock (Mint Royale Mix)
Written by Noko, Ian Hoxley, Trevor Gray and Howard Gray
Performed by Apollo 440 (as Apollo Four Forty)
Courtesy of Epic Records/550 Music
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Episodic, semi-successful comedy with Fraser at comic best...
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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