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Bedazzled (2000)

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

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Dan / Esteban / Beach Jock / Sportscaster / African Party Guest
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Elliot Richardson, 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

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soul | devil | dream | wish | contract | See All (71) »

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You've got seven wishes. Choose carefully. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,106,526 (USA) (22 October 2000)

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$37,879,996 (USA) (11 February 2001)
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The Devil mentions that on November 16, she'll have been doing her job for 6,000 years. This is a reference to Archbishop James Ussher, who in the seventeenth century calculated that the birth of the world was on Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC. According to his calculations, Adam and Eve were thrown out of Paradise on Monday, 10 November. See more »

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In the basketball fantasy the score of the game is 135-85, with Elliot scoring 104 points, yet he also recorded 32 assists, which would make the score be more than the 135, it would be at least 168. See more »

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[Elliot is trying to prove he isn't gay]
Jerry: [as Lance] Oh, this is just sad!
Elliot Richards: Will you shut up, bitch!
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Change Your Mind
Performed by Sister Hazel
Written by Ken Block, Jeff Beres, Andrew Copeland, Ryan Newell and Mark Trojanowski
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A comedy with warmth, wit, and style
26 January 2006 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this movie because it stars Brendan Fraser, an actor who can't seem to make a bad movie, and often makes great movies, such as "Blast From the Past".

The big surprise was Elizabeth Hurley. As certain as Vivien Leigh was meant to play Scarlett O'Hara, no one could have done a better job playing The Devil...in this case a sly, brilliantly cunning, sexy devil who playfully torments Brendan by dooming each of his wishes with unintended, nasty surprises. She effortlessly leads him along like a puppy dog on a leash.

Besides her comedic wit, (and some clever writing) I would be remiss not to mention that Elizabeth Hurley looks perfect, absolutely perfect, in every scene. Her clipped, refined British accent is the aural equivalent of a film shot on Kodachrome.

Bedazzled exudes a positive, good-natured warmth, and is proof that comedy doesn't have to depend on silly sophomoric antics, pratfalls, or foul language.

ADDENDUM January 10, 2008. After two years, I have no idea if anyone has ever read this review. Even if you don't like it, please give me a thumbs up or thumbs down, just to let me know someone read it.


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