Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)

2007

Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster) (2007)

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Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins, Kim Cattrall, Dan Aykroyd, and Jennifer Love Hewitt star in this re-imagining of Walter Huston's The Devil and Daniel Webster - this time concerning a struggling writer who sells his soul to Old Scratch (Hewitt) in a desperate bid to find fame and fortune on the literary circuit.

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Critic Reviews for Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Has to be seen to be believed -- a very rare case of a movie that's such an utter train wreck you can't stop watching.

Jul 13, 2007 | Rating: 1/4

Baldwin, like so many thesp-helmers, lacks an instinctive sense of how to place and move the camera.

Jul 12, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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Much of the fault can be distributed to Hewitt's performance which has neither the zing nor the menace to effectively sell us that she has any credible advantage over heavyweights like Baldwin and Hopkins.

Jul 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Awkwardly paced, indifferently acted and laughably hokey.

Jul 12, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)

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This film took me by surprise. I thought cause the film was on the shelf for so long that I wasn't gonna like the film, but I was wrong. I found the film very entertaining. I thought everyone in the cast did a great job. It was predictable but that didn't bother me. It did remind me of Bedazzled which I liked better than this film.

Sol C
Sol C

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A failing writer Jabez Stone ((Alec Baldwin) sells his soul to the devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) for fame and fortune and ultimately decides that he wants to get it back. Anthony Hopkins adds his superstar status as the wise sage who offers to get Jabez out his pact with the Devil when he realizes that it wasn't quite what he expected it to be. With a star studded cast of Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kim Cattrall and DanAykroyd, I was expecting a whole lot more. Baldwin assumes the responsibilities of director for this movie.

Deb S
Deb S

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