Bedazzled (2000)

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This rendition of a movie classic is funny, sadistic and totally fun to watch. We get to see The Devil in all HER glory as she tries to take the soul of a love struck geek Elliot. He has 7 wishes to make all his dreams come true and The Devil is sure to make sure that his life is interesting to say the least. While this might not be the best film from Brendan Fraser it will make you lave non the less. We get to see just how bad a life can be screwed up when we let someone else take care of our dreams and wishes. It will be a film that you will come back to every now and then for a romantic comedy fix.

The Devil (Elizabeth Hurley) sees Elliot Richards (Brendan Fraser) as an easy mark. Elliot is in love with one of his co-workers Alison Gardner (Frances O’Connor) and will do anything to make her is own. The problem is that he can not even talk to her without screwing it all up and making her feel totally uncomfortable with a desire to run away as fast as she can. After one such screw up with Alison The Devil shows up at a bar and makes Elliot the deal of a lifetime. She will give him 7 wishes if he will give her his soul. He is totally unsure at first but with his Id and her temptations he finally signs the documents to get his 7 wishes.

He tries everything to try and make Alison his own, he tries wealth, power, seduction, empathy but non of it works. Every time he wishes for something he gets exactly what he wished for but with a slight twist. No matter what he does she doesn’t completely fall for him. The 2 times that she does fall head over heals for him it all goes horribly wrong and almost killed. Yet he keeps trying, hoping that he will get it right, his soul doesn’t matter to him all he can think about is her and The Devil is going to make sure to exploit that every time.

While this film is cute and funny it is not memorable like other films we have seen Elizabeth and Brendan in. It is a great date movie and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside while you are watching it but once it ends… Once it ends it really is a let down and you are left scratching your head wondering what it was that you just saw. The only think that you can remember was that it was fun to watch but films should give us more then just a passing feeling especially with a romantic comedy.

I give this film a Musing review of ★★★☆☆☆