Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)2007
Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster) (2007)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster) Photos
as Daniel Webster
as Jabez Stone
as The Devil
as Julius Jenson
as Constance Hurry
as Mike Weiss
as Molly Gilchrest
Critic Reviews for Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
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.
Baldwin, like so many thesp-helmers, lacks an instinctive sense of how to place and move the camera.
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.
Audience Reviews for Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
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.
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.