Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
Meet the Devil. She's giving Elliott seven wishes. But not a chance in Hell.
Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies.
"No I never wipe my tears away. I'm not ashamed of them. I wear them proudly. Like small, wet, salty badges of emotional truth."
Been a few years since I last saw this. Still enjoyed it, not hilarious, but laugh out loud a couple of times and Elizabeth Hurley looks AMAZING-which always helps.
I know I shouldn't, but I honestly can't help liking this movie. I can't bring myself to dislike Brendan Fraser, and Liz Hurley is super hot.
Some funny stuff. Some amazing makeup effects. Elizabeth Hurley in her prime. Easy to see how this one slipped through the cracks, but, yeah, this is an enjoyable hour and a half at ...the Netflix.
I love this movie. Probably more than it deserves but it never fails to have me laughing.
Did not enjoy the movie. Definitely not the something to watch in 2014 :-(
As silly at this movie was it was obviously intended to be that way and if it’s not taken too seriously it’s a lot of fun to watch. Brendan Fraser was an absolute riot and this was probably the best performance I have ever seen from him. The way he transformed himself to play all of these ridiculous characters really showcased his comedic talents. He also had great chemistry with Elizabeth Hurley who was lots of fun as the sultry but cheeky devil. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments and despite the predictable story and over the top brand of comedy it would be hard not to find this enjoyable.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Some might argue that this movie has a juvenile humor that was just too stupid to be taken seriously, but that's precisely the thing: it was never meant to be taken seriously. If looked at closer, actually I think that there can be spotted several moments of wit and cleverness that made me laugh a lot. What I like the most about this film though, is that underneath everything else there's a heart and a surprisingly touching emotional component. Finally, the great charm Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley displayed and their amusing chemistry couldn't go unmentioned.
"I'm the Devil. Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness! Well, the Princess of Darkness, anyway."
The guiltiest of pleasures, I really don't know what it is that I love about it. Maybe it's because when I first watched it, the only two films available on my flight were this and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I ended up watching that once, and Bedazzled about five times.
What I didn't pick up on back then was the sexist, homophobic and racist stereotyping that this film puts across, not to a significantly offensive extent, but it's all still there and it's a bit off-putting. Liz Hurley and Brendan Fraiser have great chemistry though, and there are a good few chuckles to be had. You could do worse.
I have such a soft spot for this film; it's a major guilty pleasure. But then again Brendan Fraser and Liz Hurley usually are. It's hard not to like, even if it's really not that funny.
That ending though, how shallow!
I might have seen this movie once before, but I'm not really sure. I think it was like Gladiator in that I never had seen it from start to finish, but I'd seen enough pieces of it at various times that it counted as seeing it once. It was moderately funny, but Brendan Fraser is a toolbag deluxe...not his character in the movie, but just him as a person.
Elizabeth Hurley is the Devil (and a jolly good Devil she makes here) who tempts a bored and friendless office worker (played by Brendan Fraser) into giving up his soul in exchange for seven wishes. His wishes don't turn out quite as he planned however...
I haven't seen the original film but found this remake very funny.
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