Bedazzled (2000)



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

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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, Rovi
PG-13 (for sex-related humor, language and some drug content)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Brendan Fraser
as Elliot Richards
Elizabeth Hurley
as The Devil
Miriam Shor
as Carol
Toby Huss
as Lance
Gabriel Casseus
as Elliot's Cellmate/God
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 IC Tech Support Advisors
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
R.M. Haley
as Mover
Ray Haratan
as Pablito
Mickey Victor
as Drug Factory Foreman
Stephan A. McKenzie
as DV8 Bouncer
Lindsay Albert
as DV8 Clubgoer
Joanna Bacalso
as DV8 Clubgoer
Anderson Bourell
as DV8 Clubgoer
Cara Michelle
as DV8 Clubgoer
Jessica Anne Osekowsky
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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Critic Reviews for Bedazzled

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (31)

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

December 31, 1999
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

There's no real dazzle in Bedazzled, though you may be befuddled trying to figure out why anyone was compelled to make the effort.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Watchable as she may be, Hurley is not the Devil for this movie.

December 31, 1999
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The lavish scenes and gaudy effects can't compensate for the lack of genuine wit.

December 31, 1999
Associated Press
Top Critic

A comedy that is weak even by today's humble standards, and pitiful when measured against the Cook-Moore version.

December 31, 1999
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

By the end of the movie, I wasn't so much bedazzled as bedraggled.

December 31, 1999
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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
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
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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