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Bedazzled (2000)

Comedy movie directed by Harold Ramis

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A comedy based on a well-known moral

  • Mar 14, 2011
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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 English accent who tells him she is the devil and will fulfill seven of his wishes if he signs a four inch thick contract which sells her his soul. As we can expect, although he gets exactly what he wishes, there are always things that he did not request that spoil his wish. An example is his first wish to be rich and married to the woman he loves. His wish is ruined because his wife despises and is committing adultery, and he is rich because he is a drug dealer whose business is threatened by other gangsters who want to take it over. Viewers will find this wish episode as well as the others funny. What does he go through? How does he get out of his situation? What is his last wish? Does he ever get the girl he wants?
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review by . August 10, 2008
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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 …
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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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