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
The second film feature Orlando Jones as part of the cast in 2000. The other was "The Replacements" starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman. See more »
The basketball game ended with a score of 135 to 85 in the Diablos favor. Elliot Richards accounted for 104 of these points according to his end game stats, and also had 32 assists, which is impossible as it is already more than the 31 points attributed by the other teammates. Also factor in that assists are earned during normal game progression, where you can only score 2 or 3 points per score. See more »
[When he realizes what his first wish has turned him into]
Oh, shit, I'm a Colombian drug lord.
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Here's a fun film with a number of good laughs. It is stupid? Yeah, in parts. Is the theology sound? Hardly, but there was more truth than fiction uttered in this film, believe it or not. Is the Devil made to look attractive? Well, yeah, I'd say Elizabeth Hurley is pretty attractive!
The beginning is the best part of the film, and the end - with a dumb New Age message - is the worst. Along the way, the dumb Brendan Fraser's "Elliott Richards" learns some valuable lessons in his battle with the Devil. For selling his soul, so to speak, he gets seven wishes and we witness how he handles, or mishandles, these wishes. Much of it is pretty funny. Fraser is not a bad. He can play these goofy roles (i.e. "George Of The Jungle" and he can get serious and be effective, too, as in "The Quiet American.")
Overall, it's good lightweight entertainment. Don't expect much, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. At least, that's the way I found it.
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