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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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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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The she devil is giving Elliot seven wishes but not a chance in hell. 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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Al diablo con el diablo  »

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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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(at around 17 mins) The black sports car that Elizabeth Hurley (the Devil) drives in the beginning of the film is a Lamborghini Diablo. See more »

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(at around 41 mins) Elliot says that he making a garland of beach plums and then mentions the sunset. They are obviously on the west coast but beach plums only grow on the east coast. See more »

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The Devil: I saw you talking to a woman.
Elliot Richards: Um, yeah, but, I'm not with her.
The Devil: But you'd like to be. Huh?
Elliot Richards: What makes you say that?
The Devil: Oh, I dont know, when a man says he'd give anything to have a certain woman in his life, I just assume she means something to him.
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Bem, Bem, Maria
Written by Jacques Baliardo, Diego Baliardo (as Maurice Baliardo), Tonino Baliardo, Jahloul Bouchikhi (as Jahloul Douchikhi), Joan Andreu Reyes (as Andre Reyes), Nicolas Reyes and Paul Reyes
Performed by Gipsy Kings
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
PEM/SINE a division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Episodic, semi-successful comedy with Fraser at comic best...
24 February 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Ever since GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE I've been convinced that BRENDAN FRASER is one of the brightest new talents to come along in ages. He gets a chance to show how clever he is at concealing his real self in BEDAZZLED, starting as a nerdy office worker and going through a series of changes in an effort to make a pact with The Devil (Elizabeth Hurley). None of his wishes are successful because each one has a hitch devised by the cunning Hurley to backfire.

I never saw the original with Dudley Moore, but here I can see that the script stands in the way of delivering a solid comedy despite Brendan's flair for this sort of thing. He reaches the peak of his comic talent with his impersonation of a Latin millionaire, guaranteed to draw laughs.

But much of the story is too episodic for the results to be anything more than reasonably satisfying. Hurley goes about her role with a sexy seductiveness that is almost as overwhelming for the viewer as it is for Fraser's character.

Summing up: Fraser's fans will enjoy his multi-faceted romp.


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