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Bedazzled (2000)



Critic Consensus: Though it has its funny moments, this remake is essentially a one-joke movie with too many flat spots.

Movie Info

How far will a man go to win the woman he loves? That's the devilish question behind this satirical romantic comedy. Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser), a low-level white-collar worker, has fallen in love with his co-worker Allison (Frances O'Connor), who barely knows he exists. Desperate to win her love, sad sack Elliot is approached by the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley), who offers him seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Elliot accepts, but none of his wishes works out quite the way that he had hoped; after transforming himself into a South American tycoon, a champion NBA basketball player, a famous author, the most sensitive man in the world, and even the president of the United States, Elliot discovers that the Devil has added a crucial loophole each time, and for all his troubles, Allison still isn't interested in him. Directed by Harold Ramis, Bedazzled was adapted from the 1968 cult movie of the same name written by and starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related humor, language and some drug content)
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Ramis, Larry Gelbart, Peter Tolan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2001
Box Office: $37.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Brendan Fraser
as Elliot Richards
Toby Huss
as Lance
Gabriel Casseus
as Elliot's Cellmate/Go...
Jeff Doucette
as Desk Sergeant
Aaron Lustig
as Synedyne Supervisor
Julian Firth
as John Wilkes Booth
Iain Rogerson
as Play Actor
Biddy Hodson
as Play Actor
Roger Hammond
as Play Actor
William Osbourne
as Play Actor
Laurel A. Ward
as Tech Support Advisor
Beverly Wiles
as Tech Support Advisor
Robert Ambrose
as Tech Support Advisor
Suzanne Herrington
as Tech Support Advisor...
Bonnie Somerville
as Girl at Beer Graden
Sadie Kraztzig
as Girl at Beer Garden
David Haward Bain
as McDonald's Employee
William Saylers
as Elegant Devil
Tom Woodruff Jr.
as Biggest Devil
Ilya Morelle
as Russian Drug Dealer
Paul Simon
as Police Officer
Ray Haratan
as Pablito
Mickey Victor
as Drug Factory Foreman
Lindsay Albert
as DV8 Clubgoer
Joanna Bacalso
as DV8 Clubgoer
Anderson Bourell
as DV8 Clubgoer
Cara Michelle
as DV8 Clubgoer
Michelle Boehle
as Cheerleader
Brigid Burns
as Cheerleader
Gigi Chavoshi
as Cheerleader
Natalie Hohalek
as Cheerleader
Ebony Y. Nichols
as Cheerleader
Katy Quinealty
as Cheerleader
Gloria Rodriguez
as Cheerleader
Susie Shoemaker
as Cheerleader
Joelene Walker
as Cheerleader
Hope Wod
as Cheerleader
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News & Interviews for Bedazzled

Critic Reviews for Bedazzled

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (33)

So over the top you'll either enjoy it or be bothered and bewildered by it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

This is about as simple and uncomplicated you can get, but it isn't trying to do anything beyond providing some quick and easy laughs in a refreshingly heavenly comedy.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
Lyles' Movie Files

Charming Fraser Faustian tale with lots of sexual innuendo.

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
Common Sense Media

Just another weak vehicle for Fraser.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Hurley is great fun to watch, a Faustian powerhouse of curves, smoky eyes and big hair who sounds exactly like Jackie Collins doing an imitation of Madonna's pan-European accent. It's creepy, but effective.

Full Review… | October 18, 2007
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

[Whenever] Hurley disappears, and so does much of the film's energy.

Full Review… | October 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for Bedazzled


Lame-o remake. Why? It's not the stars' fault as they are trying to deliver. This one I fault a) the script - so much potentially evil, snide fun passed by in order to be safe and middle-of-the-road. b) the casting director - simply the wrong choices as the leads and finally, c) the director, Harold Ramis, who could've watched the first version and used new and better tech to deliver a truly conniving, wicked demon (ala Al Pacino - its a lot to ask but still), upped the ante some, which'd've improved the comedy. Stick with the first one instead.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Yeah, it's crap, but it's light and (mostly) entertaining. Brendan Fraser is likeable. Can't stand Liz Hurley, but have to admit she is attractive here and love some of her outfits. Not a bad comedy.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Without Brendan Fraser playing all of his wacky characters in his "Wish Universes," the movie would have fallen flat on it's face, but his acting, along with some funny moments are really all the film has going for it. Once the first half concludes, we keep getting more of the same until the "touchy-feely" type of moments pass before the credits role. The direction the film takes is fine, the character arches are all present, the acting is fine, and the premise, albeit ridiculous, is acceptable. I could think of a million comedies to watch before this, but there wasn't anything that I hated about it. It's a shrug your shoulders and walk away type of film! "Bedazzled" is fine television substance!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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