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Actors: Jeff Doucette, Julian Firth, Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Aaron Lustig
Director: Harold Ramis
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Devil's never been so hot or hilarious! Brendan Fraser is a hapless, love-starved computer technician who falls prey to sinfully sexy Elizabeth Hurley when he agress to sell her his soul in exchange for seven wishes. ... more »
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 6/1/2011...
Bedazzled is a remake, but holds it's own...mainly due to it's leads. Brendan Fraser is his normally lovable self and Elizabeth Hurley is great as the incarnation of evil. The film is about an average schmoe who is in love with a beautiful girl, but she won't give him the time of day. The devil appears to him in the form of gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley and offers to grant him seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Brendan takes the deal, but finds that every wish is tainted and lands him in more trouble than he was in when he started. This is a morality play with Faustian elements played as a comedy. So, if you're a fan of quiry comedies...or just like looking at the very sexy Elizabeth Hurley, you might like this one.
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Robert C. from MONROEVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 2/17/2010...
Funny movie. Clean for all ages. and we can't forget Elizabeth Hurley in red leather.....
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Rosalio N. (piobman) from POST FALLS, ID
Reviewed on 8/30/2009...
A subpar remake of the Dudley Moore version. The original had style and a silliness that this one doesn't quite pull off as well. An average film that will probably collect dust after one viewing (unless you have a thing for Elizabeth Hurley). Brendan Fraser does an adequate job, however, elizabeth hurley could stand to take a few more acting lessons. In the end the movie ends up feeling like a watered down version when compared to the original. An okay movie... just not a great one.
Brandon R. (Tizank12) from CINCINNATI, OH
Reviewed on 7/8/2009...
Elizabeth Hurley is Smokin Hot
D. Mikels | Skunk Holler | 04/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Way, way too many comparisons to the original version of this film, which is a shame: BEDAZZLED stands wonderfully and beautifully on its own merits. Directed by comedic genius Harold Ramis, this is a fast-paced, well-crafted, highly imaginative, hilarious film. Heck, even my accountant laughs at this one, which is saying something.Based on the tried and true Faustian theme of selling one's soul to the devil, BEDAZZLED introduces us to hapless Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser), whose mediocre existence revolves around getting Alison, an attractive coworker (played by Frances O'Connor) to notice him, let alone go out with him. In desperation, Elliot offers to sell his soul to obtain Alison's affection, and the devil responds.But this isn't just any ol' devil. This is a heart-palpitating, traffic stopping, bark at the moon Elizabeth Hurley, who makes a most lusty Lucifer, and who wears enough revealing outfits to pack a heart trauma center. Hurley's devil is seductive, playful, and of course delightfully wicked. She grants Elliot seven wishes to win over Alison, but she's ingenious enough to turn each optimistic wish into a disaster. For example: Elliot wishes to be a rich and powerful businessman, married to Alison; the devil grants his wish, only Elliot is a South American drug lord, hated by his wife and under siege from all sides. Each wish--no matter how carefully Elliot thinks he has covered all the bases--blows up in his face, to the blissful delight of the viewer.What really impressed me was Fraser himself. Before seeing this film, I had placed the actor into the Stallone category of mutton heads, but Fraser very pleasantly surprised. His role required a wide range of diversity--from a blockheaded NBA superstar to an intellectual bestselling author--and Fraser not only pulls it off, he's incredibly funny in the process. He helps make BEDAZZLED absolutely bedazzling. . .along with Hurley's legs.
SHAWN JAMES | Bronx, NY | 04/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Harold Ramis' 2000 adaptation of the dark British comedy classic Bedazzled is a blast to watch. I can't call this a remake because Ramis' casual looking version looks and feels like a different movie than its formal English counterpart. Having seen both this film and the 1967 original, I like the American version a little better.
Elliott is a nerdy guy in a dead-end job desperate to be liked by his co-workers. There's a girl at his office he's had his eye on but she doesn't notice him. Meeting the devil at a local bar, He makes a deal to sell his soul in exchange for seven wishes in the hopes of winning the girl of his dreams. Too bad he doesn't read the fine print on the contract he signs. There's ALWAYS a catch when dealing with the Devil. First he wishes he were rich and powerful- Only he's a Columbian druglord about to be betrayed by his woman and his cartel. Moments before his death He pages 666. He wishes he were sensitive, and when he cries at the sunset she dumps him. He wishes he were a basketball superstar Only to find out his "package" is small! He then wishes he were an intellectual writer with a big package-only to find out he's gay! He wishes he were president of the United States only to find he's Abe Lincoln on the night he's about to he shot by John Wilkes Booth! Six wishes later the Devil is tired of toying with him and insists he makes a final wish. He wishes for the girl of his dreams to be happy and the contract is voided. In the end he doesn't get the girl, but learns a lesson: Be yourself.
What makes Ramis' version a superior film is the solid storytelling and excellent direction. The script in this version is a lot tighter than in the clunky 1967 original and the characters are better developed and have more complex personalities. Because the writing is more concise, it makes the story easier to follow. The Original Bedazzled was a slow, tedious movie that focused so much on minor technicalities it was hard to watch. This version grabs the viewer and keeps them watching until the end.
The acting here is top notch. Brendan Fraser gives one of his best performances as the Nebbish nerdy Elliott. His comic timing and execution throughout the film remind me a lot of the late John Ritter, he really knows how to use his face and eyes to get a laugh. Elizabeth Hurley gives a great performance as the Devil; It's just a delight to watch her onscreen. She has excellent chemistry with Fraser and their comic timing is spot on. Hurley's charm and personality carries the movie through all three acts, even though she's the devil you just like her. Throughout the changes into all those stylish outfits you see her, not the clothes she wears. (J.Lo and Halle take note) That's the mark of a good actress. Frances O'Connor does gives a solid performance as the object of Elliott's desire. She holds her own in all the sketches and has great chemistry with Fraser. Comedy veterans Orlando Jones and Toby Huss add strong comedic support in all the comedy sketches.
Director Harold Ramis creates a tightly focused comedy with excellent production values and great cinematography. I felt like I was right there on those California streets in every frame. The visual effects blend with the live action and all we see are the hilarious jokes.
The Harold Ramis version of Bedazzled is definitely worth the purchase price. Pick this one up along with the 1967 original and The Devil Wears Prada for a deliciously evil movie night.
Kayla P. | Republic of Texas | 01/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was actually moved to tears by the sublime beauty of this magnificent film. Brendan Frasier is obviously a master of the acting arts, and his performance conveys a subtlety that is hardly ever found in serious dramas much less brilliantly made comedies like this one. The directing, acting,and writing are a model for all comedies. I think Hurley may be the most gifted and delightful comedic actress I have ever seen, with the possible exception of Julia Roberts. I also want to add a personal note.This film spoke to me. It moved my soul.In fact, it had a huge impact on my life.After watching this movie I indeed realized that everything is nothing. Buy this movie. It is well worth your time and money.Sit down and watch it with your family, and celebrate the greatness that is "Bedazzled"."