Wow, Did this Suck!
Why on earth does this exist. I heard about this long before it came out. A remake of one of my favorite films "The Devil and Daniel Webster" with Alec Baldwin playing the 'Jabez Stone' role and Jennifer Love Hewitt playing 'Scratch'. It never came out. I figured that it had been shelved for good reason and stopped caring about it, until one night when perusing the Netflix streaming movies saw that this was available to watch. I figured what the heck this can't be all that bad. Wrong. They removed the heart of the movie, made a clever recast to make the devil a woman (i.e. "Bedazzled", I was going to write see, instead I chose i.e. I don't want anyone thinking I endorse the "Bedazzled" remake). Jabez character is no longer a farmer but the closely related hard labor career of writer. Anthony Hopkins is the Daniel Webster, a famous publisher. Bad writing, shite direction, run of the mill cinematography. The Shortcut to Happiness here, is skipping this one.