Bedazzled (2000)

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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
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PG-13 (for sex-related humor, language and some drug content)
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Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

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

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (31)

Outrageous fun.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

Much of the writing is genuinely clever, and the really big laughs are ignited with crowd-pleasing frequency.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Variety
Top Critic

It offers a diverting couple of hours at the movies.

December 31, 1999
Detroit News
Top Critic

[Hurley and Fraser] make this film a whole lot better than it should have been.

December 31, 1999
CNN.com
Top Critic

A positively divine comedy.

December 31, 1999
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Fraser and Hurley are terrifically matched for their interplay, and some of the writing is so smart it outclasses the film's cartoonish feel and occasional foray into hokey special effects.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bedazzled

½

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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