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Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 20 October 2000 (USA)
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Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Peter Cook (based on the motion picture screenplay by), Peter Cook (based on the motion picture story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Elliot
Elizabeth Hurley ... The Devil
Frances O'Connor ... Alison / Nicole
Miriam Shor ... Carol / Penthouse Hostess
Orlando Jones ... Dan / Esteban / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / African Party Guest
Paul Adelstein ... Bob / Roberto / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lincoln Aide
Toby Huss ... Jerry / Alejandro / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / Lance
Gabriel Casseus ... Elliot's Cellmate
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Priest
Jeff Doucette ... Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig ... Synedyne Supervisor
Rudolf Martin ... Raoul
Julian Firth ... John Wilkes Booth
Iain Rogerson Iain Rogerson ... Play Actor
Biddy Hodson ... Play Actor
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Storyline

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 MrGreen

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The she devil is giving Elliot seven wishes but not a chance in hell. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene in the classroom where Elizabeth Hurley is teaching was actually shot in London, England and was a re-shoot of the same scene. However, due to having already starting work on The Mummy Returns, Brendan Fraser was only available for a day or two in between, so director Harold Ramis and his crew had to travel to England and shoot the scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) When Elliot first comes out to greet the fans in the basketball game, someone manages to pass through his (obviously composited) leg. See more »

Quotes

Eduardo: Buenos días señor, le apetece algo de comer?
Elliot Richards: Como dices? Yo no hablo español... un momento! estoy hablando en español! Que diablos! Realmente estoy hablando en español!
[laughs]
Elliot Richards: Que tal que Mrs Klein mi profesora de español me pudiera oir, ella siempre decía que yo no podía juntar dos frases, seguro estaba equivocada...
[shouts]
Elliot Richards: Hola! Mucho Gusto! Me llamo Elliot! Hola Juan, hola Esteban, dónde esta esa biblioteca? esa es la casa de mi tía, no gracias, soy alérgico a los crustaceos
[laughs again]
Eduardo: ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Impossible Dreams (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

DJ Girl Around the World (Disco Mix)
Written by John McCafferty and Katalina (as Kara Wethington)
Performed by Katalina
Courtesy of Restless Records
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Decent... but could have been much better
27 October 2000 | by nunyerbizSee all my reviews

Bedazzled has a basic "Be careful what you wish for" premise. Brendan Fraser plays Elliot. He is a relatively annoying cubicle dweller who has few friends and no love life. One night at a bar he meets up with who else but Satan herself! Yadda Yadda, etc etc, and he signs away his soul for seven wishes. As you may expect, his wishes turn out to have some fatal flaw that is exploited by the devil and comic hi-jinks ensue.

While this movie isn't going to blow anyone away, it was definately above average. Brendan Fraser did an admirable job playing multiple 'characters' during the wish sequences. Although his base character introduced at the beginning of the film may have been a bit over the top. I think it's his best performance since "School Ties". Elizabeth Hurley provides little more than eye candy as the devil. The supporting cast of Elliot's friends is also quite good as they too travel with him throughout the wish sequences.

I only had two major complaints about the plot. First, Elliot never learns from his mistakes. He continues time and again to make very open-ended and generic wishes. By the third or fourth wish you can pretty much predict the outcome. Second, the love interest, played by Frances O'Conner isn't really defined enough early on. It seems the only reason she is the love interest is because she's a hot blond who happens to work at the same company as Elliot.

If you take the movie for what it is, you'll enjoy yourself. However, I feel Bedazzled could have been so much better had Elliot not been so dumb. A battle of wits between Elliot (making wishes) and the devil (sabotaging the wishes) would have given the film a great added angle.


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Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,106,526, 22 October 2000

Gross USA:

$37,886,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,383,208
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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