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Bedazzled (2000)
Comedy,Fantasy,Romance
USA / English
"Meet the Devil. She's giving Elliott seven wishes. But not a chance in Hell. "
Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.
Brendan Fraser Elliot Richards/Jefe/Mary
Elizabeth Hurley The Devil
Frances O'Connor Alison Gardner/Nicole Delarusso
Miriam Shor Carol/Penthouse Hostess
Orlando Jones Daniel/Dan/Danny, Esteban, Beach Jock, Lamar Garrett, Dr. Ngegitigegitibaba
Paul Adelstein Bob/Roberto/Beach Jock/Bob Bob (Sportscaster #3)
Toby Huss Jerry/Alejandro/Beach Jock/Jerry Turner (Sportscaster #2)/Lance
Gabriel Casseus Elliot's Cellmate/Angel
Brian Doyle-Murray Priest
Jeff Doucette Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig Synedyne Supervisor
Rudolf Martin Raoul
Julian Firth John Wilkes Booth
Iain Rogerson Play Actor
Biddy Hodson Play Actor
Director: Harold Ramis
Producer: Trevor Albert,Harold Ramis
Writer: Peter Cook,Peter Cook
Not Like The Original, But Pleasant Enough
The 1967 original, starring Dudley Moor and Peter Cook and directed by Stanley Donen was a droll dark comedy that bombed when it was first released to theatres but has developed a very strong cult following over the years. This 2000 version, directed by Harold Ramis is not so much a remake as a latter-day re-imagining of the story. Aside from the basic premise, the two films share little else in common. This new version is a wacky, fast-paced farce that makes up in some giddily amusing moments what it lacks in true wickedness.

Brendan Fraser is perfectly cast as the hapless computer tech who makes a deal with Satan; granted seven wishes in exchange for eventual possession of his soul, we witness each wish he makes as his life becomes a series of colorful and very funny misadventures. Some first-rate make-up and special effects transform Fraser and his world every time he changes wishes. Elizabeth Hurley is extremely fetching and quite likable as the embodiment of Satan, although I wish she'd showed a bit more evilness than glee in her characterization.

All in all, a very entertaining movie that, of course, leaves the door open for a sequel. Bring it on!

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Nr of disks/tapes:1
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Imdb rating: 5.8
Musician: David Newman
Running time: 93 min
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