BEDAZZLED
Satan is making good boxoffice.
-Review by David Bruce

BEDAZZLED
(2000)


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This page was last updated on May 23, 2005

Directed by Harold Ramis
Writing credits
Peter Cook (1967 story)
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (1967 screenplay)
Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis & Peter Tolan (2000 screenplay)

Brendan Fraser .... Elliot
Elizabeth Hurley .... The Devil
Frances O'Connor .... Allison
Orlando Jones .... Dan

Produced by Trevor Albert, Suzanne Herrington (co-producer), Neil A. Machlis (executive), Harold Ramis
Original music by David Newman
Cinematography by Bill Pope
Film Editing by Craig Herring

PG-13 for sex-related humor, language and some drug content.


TRAILERS AND CLIPS

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1. Just The One (I've Been Looking For) - Johnnie Taylor 2. My Family - Banana Oil 3. Frenazo - Tony Phillips 4. Stop The Rock - Apollo Four Forty (Mint Royale mix) 5. Mi Amor - Javier Torres Mosley 6. DJ Girl Around The World - Katalina (Disco mix) 7. Dolphin Song - Brendan Fraser 8. Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter 9. Meena Devi - (Goddess mix) 10. Inside Of You Inside Of Me - Brendan Fraser
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Meet the Devil.
She's giving Elliott seven wishes.
But not a chance in Hell.

STUDIO SYNOPSIS:
Meet Elliot Richards, a well-meaning but socially inept technical-support advisor who is in love with Alison Gardner, a female co-worker. Unfortunately she barely knows he's alive. Desperate to gain Alison's affections, Elliot strikes a deal with the Devil -- a lusty, drop-dead gorgeous woman with, as he'll soon discover, a wicked sense of humor. In exchange for Elliot's soul, the temptress will grant him seven wishes.

To start, Elliot asks to be rich, powerful and married to Alison. When he awakens the next morning, he discovers he's all that and more -- as a Colombian drug lord. No problem, he thinks, because he's got six more wishes.

How about becoming the most emotionally sensitive man in the world? Sure, only Elliot ends up a sniveling, driveling fool.

A 7' 6" basketball superstar? Elliot breaks all NBA records, but unfortunately his "equipment" doesn't measure up.

Elliot is learning the hard way to be careful what he wishes for. Because the Devil, always a step ahead of him, is dishing up hilariously subversive versions of Elliot's desires, turning each of his new lives into a living hell.
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REVIEW BY DAVID BRUCE

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This is a fun film. Enjoy it for what it is: A simple story that teaches a lesson we all know already. Be who God made and intended you to be. Resist the temptation to be anything else.

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ELLIOT IS LONELY.

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HIS FRIENDS ARE NOT REALLY FRIENDS.
They actually laugh at his loneliness.

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HE IS LONELY,
ESPECIALLY IN A CROWD.
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THE GIRL HE LIKES DOESN'T KNOW HE EXISTS.
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HE OFFERS UP A PRAYER
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"Dear God I would give anything to have that girl in my life."
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HIS PRAYER IS ANSWERED.
But, not in the way he expected. It has been said, be careful what you pray for. Your prayer might be answered.
All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness. They think he can give them what they want, and that they won't have to bother believing a Truth they can't see. They're stone-blind to the dayspring brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, who gives us the best picture of God we'll ever get. -2 Cor. 4:4 Message Translation
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THE DEVIL WITH A RED DRESS ON.
It is a true thing. Sometimes God allows the Devil to test us.

"All right, you may test him," the Lord said to Satan. "Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don't harm him physically." So Satan left the Lord's presence. -Job 1:12 NLT

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WHAT KIND OF CAR WOULD THE DEVIL DRIVE?
Perhaps a Diablo? In any event her royal wickedness is about to drive Elliot beyond any thing he has ever known.
Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness-faith, love, peace-joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. -2 Tim. 2:22 Message Translation.
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THE DEVIL'S THRONE ROOM.
It is fun to look around in the background and at the props during this film. Examples: the fireplace, the picture of Adam and Eve being tempted.
And don't let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. -Matthew 6:13 NLT
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THE CONTRACT.
People sell their souls all the time for all the wrong reasons: Drug addictions, love addictions, work addictions, hobby addictions, food addictions, money addictions, etc.
Stay alert, be in prayer, so you don't enter the danger zone without even knowing it. Don't be naive. Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God; but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire." -Mark 14:38 Message Translation
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LOTS OF SYMBOLISM.
Note the juxtaposition of the picture of Adam and Eve in the background with the apple in her hand.
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. -1 Peter 5:8 Message Translation
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GETTING THE MENTAL PICTURE
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Visualizing a goal is a good idea. But it's not just the goal that is important; it’s how we get there. Something Elliot never gives much thought to.
After all, we don't want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief-we're not oblivious to his sly ways! -2 Cor. 2:11 Message Translation
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FALLING FOR A TEMPTATION
IS
FALLING FOR A LESSER LIFE
Practically everything that goes on in the world-wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important-has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. 1 John 2:16 -Message Translation
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SATAN OR SELF -WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
"The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust." -James 1:14 Message

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT TEMPTATION

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. -1 Cor. 10:13 Message

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold-and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. -1 Peter 1:7 NLT

MOVIES WITH SATAN IN THEM
Click to go to THE END OF DAYS
In
END OF DAYS
the Devil wants to incarnate as the Antichrist in New York.
Click here to go to LITTLE NICKY
LITTLE NICKY
His mother was an angel and his father was the Devil.
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BEDAZZLED
Be careful what you pray for. The Devil as a tool of God.
Devil's Advocate is very unusal.
THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
Satan as an attorney in New York.
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Satan appears as a fashion model dressed in red to tempt Jesus in THE JESUS MINI SERIES
Click to go to the Excorcist
THE EXORCIST
This film strikes at our deepest fears. To be possessed!
Click to go to PROPHECY ll
The PROPHECY trilogy centers on a battle between Lucifer and Gabriel .
Click here to go to TRIBULATION
TRIBULATION

In this end-time movie Satan desires world conquest.
Go to THECELL
THE CELL
The self has an appearance of the devil.
Click to go to BLESS THE CHILD
BLESS THE CHILD
In an amazing scene rats become Satan..
Rosemary's Baby is the Antichrist!
ROSEMARY'S BABY
A story of a couple expecting their first child. Is it Antichrist?
Click here to go to FALLEN
FALLEN
Ordinary life makes unseen world real, and Satan speaks.

 

Click for larger photoClick for larger photoANOTHER FILM WITH SATAN AS A WOMAN
Satan appears as a fashion model dressed in red to tempt Jesus in THE JESUS MINI SERIES Click here.

Click here to see Real Video of this scene

Satan Has Fallen
He is the subject of many films.  But what does the Bible teach about him?

LOTS OF IMAGERY
Subject: Fall imagery (etc.) in Bedazzled
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000
From: vkhix

As an English major I'm always looking for symbols and themes in stories. While watching Bedazzled I noticed that the Devil's office was full of art that recalled The Fall: Eve and the apple, Adam and Eve with fig leaves, and so forth. Similar imagery appeared in other temptation scenes, such as the one in the parking lot. The Devil's back is to a billboard with a seductive-looking woman draped across it. I don't recall the text on the board, but it was something relating to dreams and desires. I'm sure there are many more such images. I also noticed religious symbols, most prominently in the jail scene. The bars on the cell window form crosses. I was impressed with the way the story emphasized each person's responsibility to choose his or her fate, rather than taking the easy route and letting Elliot blame his bad decisions on his upbringing or his treatment at work. It was also nice to see a movie that let the Devil (and the angel/God-figure) be ambiguous in appearance: the Devil acts like a friend and wears an angel costume, the angel/God-figure poses as a prisoner and wears all black. A nice touch: the Devil and the angel/God-figure play chess at the end of the movie. The Devil cheats. It could have been a more thought-provoking movie, but the lesson was a good one. -vkhix

ENJOYABLE BUT ITS FLUFF
Subject: Enjoyable but it's fluff.
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000
From: Darrel Manson

I enjoyed Bedazzled (but I still prefer the Moore/Cook original). I think the idea of temptation as our desires, but always flawed, is well done and I liked the comment in the jail that the problem with the contract was that one's soul is not one's own to give, it belongs to God who gave it. The salvation by selfless act is how many see redemption in the death of Christ. But here it only affects the one who does it. In reality, that act has already been done, so the devil really has no power to enforce such a contract. But the movie was fun.
-- Darrel Manson
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