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Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  20 October 2000 (USA)
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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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The she devil is giving Elliot 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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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,106,526 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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ESP 753,058,188 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The mathematics homework that the Devil removes from the classroom blackboard was effectively to prove Fermat's Last Theorem - a legendary problem from 1630 that was often the subject of stories about people selling their souls to solve it. The problem was eventually solved in 1995 by Andrew Wiles and colleagues (with computer, not satanic, assistance). See more »

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The Devil puts her hands on Elliot's cheeks when she first kisses him. In the next shot, one hand is under his chin and her other hand is around the back of his neck. A shot later, one hand is back at his cheek. See more »

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[reading Elliot the contract]
The Devil: Paragraph one states that I, the Devil, a not-for-profit cooperation, with offices in Purgatory, Hell, and Los Angeles, will give you seven wishes to use as you see fit.
Elliot Richards: Seven? Why not eight?
The Devil: Why not six? I don't know. Seven just sounds right.
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Not Like The Original, But Pleasant Enough
20 October 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – 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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