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Bedazzled (2000)

Comedy movie directed by Harold Ramis

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This Is Such A Good Movie

  • Aug 10, 2008
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+5
Let's be honest for a second; Brendan Fraser isn't exactly known as the worlds best actor and with that being said, this is the movie for him. It's silly and just requires someone to take on a few different roles withing the same movie. Bedazzled has always been one of my favourite movies as I'm a fan of silly comedy that at least has a point. The point of this movie? Well, I'm not really sure but I know there's one in there somewhere. After all, if you have a movie where the devil is played by one of the sexiest women in the world, there has to be a message in that movie. I'm thinking the scene set in the classroom in which Satan is a sexy teacher with a fetching belt... Sorry skirt.

Back to the movie. Fraser plays Elliot Richards, a lovable loser who really needs to catch a break. He's after the heart of one of his co-workers, Alison (Frances O'Connor) ((I know, she's terrible)) she doesn't notice him and probably doesn't even realise he exists. Elliot decides that the only way in which he can get Alison is to sell his soul to the devil. The only real problem is, that Satan is sexy, not just sexy but smoking hot. I guess that could be called ironic. The Devil's played by Liz Hurley by the way. Instead of just taking his soul for Alison, she instead offers him 7 wishes which place him in crazy situations that all give him the opportunity to win Alison over. He becomes a Basketball superstar, a drug lord and a gay academic.

This is a really good movie with effects that are done very well indeed. The scene in particular when he's a 7 foot basketball player really display the skill of the special effects team. I loved this movie and had some really great comic moments that I think everyone will enjoy.

Buy it, you wont be disappointed.

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March 23, 2011
oh yeh! I own this one!
 
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review by . March 14, 2011
A comedy based on a well-known moral
This comedy addresses two issues: What would a man be willing to give up to woo the woman he loves; would he even sell his soul? Second, shouldn't a person beware of what he wishes for? A very lonely nerdy man with terrible inter-personal skills, who repeatedly makes inappropriate comments in his clumsy attempts to ingratiate himself with people, is in love with a woman who works where he works, but who ignores him. He is approached by an extremely attractive woman in a tight red dress and an …
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Brendan Fraser stars inBedazzledas Elliot, a dweebish office worker who yearns for Alison (played by Frances O'Connor fromMansfield Park), a coworker who barely knows he exists. When he blithely says he'd give his soul for Alison, the Devil appears (Elizabeth Hurley,Austin Powers) and says she'll give him seven wishes in exchange. Elliot is dubious at first, but agrees out of desperation. Unfortunately, his every wish always leaves the Devil a little wiggle room. When he asks to be rich and powerful, the Devil turns him into a drug lord beset on all sides. When he asks to be a successful, well-endowed writer, the Devil adds a male lover to the mix. The setup and situations are clever, thoughBedazzleddoesn't delve into any real moral or theological questions and has a little less bite than the original it's based on (from 1968, starring Dudley Moore and Peter Cook). But it does provide some better comic substance than Fraser has had in most of his previous roles (George of the Jungle,Encino Man). Fraser demonstrated inGods and Monstersthat he could hold his own dramatically with the likes of Brit thespian Ian McKellen, and he's consistently been a charming presence in movies enjoyable (The Mummy) and not so enjoyable (Dudley Do Right).Bedazzledmay not give him any more movie-making clout, but it does give his fans something to enjoy. O'Connor is entirely pleasant in her largely straight role, and Hurley fills out her part by delectably filling out a...
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Director: Harold Ramis
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Peter Cook, Harold Ramis
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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