At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Elliot Richards, 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
Elizabeth Hurley's character's dominant colors within the film are red and black. When she first seduces Brendan Fraser she is wearing all red in the bar in skimpy dress and a leather jumpsuit with red stilettos and in the club, then switches to a black striped suit quickly. She then wears black tall boots to offset her Blue Metermaid outfit as well as the school girl marm outfit in the classroom. She also wears an all red outfit consisting of a red chinchilla coat, tall red boots and a matching red purse that a bit of an homage to original film that takes place in the 1960's and no different than one of Appel's outfits from the original Austin Powers film. This is one amongst the other dozen or more outfits that Hurley wears during her on screen time in the film. See more »
(at around 59 mins) During the intellectual wish, Alison sees Elliot and asks the hostess who he is. Upon learning it is Elliot Richards, Alison says she has read all of his books. It seems unlikely she would not know what one of her favorite authors looks like. See more »
No, this isn't the best or funniest comedy in the world, but I certainly enjoyed it. There is a fair amount of really good comedy in the film to keep you entertained. ...And of course there's Elizabeth Hurley...need I say more?
The story is a fun one and quite the fantasy, but nonetheless, it's entertaining. While not being anything terribly profound, this film definitely has a point to make, be happy with yourself and only you can make things happen, don't rely on others for your happiness.
The acting in this film is very good. Brendan Fraser struts his acting talent in this film quite nicely, playing virtually 5 or 6 characters throughout the film. Brendan really is a talented actor and should get some notice for his role in this film. Orlando Jones, Paul Adelstein, and Toby Huss also deserve a great deal of notice for their work in this film, all three of them play various types of characters in the film and do it quite nicely. Elizabeth Hurley and her ever-changing wardrobe should be reason enough for any guy to watch this film. She looks nothing short of fantastic in every scene. Frances O'Connor was a nice choice for the part of Alison / Nicole (also playing more than one role very nicely).
All in all, this is a fun, cute movie with some really good comedy. I would recommend this film to anyone that likes those types of film, or is just a fan of one of the actors or director Harold Ramis. I hope you enjoy the film, thanks for reading,
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