Shortcut to Happiness (2003) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez fells envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • In the literary world, Jabez Stone (Alec Baldwin) is a down and out writer trying to make the big time in New York. Saddened, he has no luck with women and his best friend Julius (Dan Akroyd) has just gloated to him that he sold his novel to Webster books. Jealous of Julius, and with is long string of bad luck, he promises to sell his soul to the Devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) in exchange for success. The Devil immediately fixes everything and he becomes famous, has success with women, and a career that fulfills his wildest dreams! With the help of Constance Hurry (Kim Cattrall) Jabez is on the fast track to the top. However, the view from the top isn't as good as what he thought it would be. Time is running out fast on his 10-year contract for his soul. Having realized his mistake, Jabez must enlist the help of Daniel Webster (Anthony Hopkins) who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil and try to save his mortal soul...

    - Written by Third Millenium Entertainment [au]
  • A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

    - Written by Anonymous


Jabez Stone (Alec Baldwin) is a desperate, down on his luck writer who reaches rock bottom when his close friend...

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