Thursday, April 5, 2007


Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Studio: Fox
WorkNameSort: Bedazzled
It's obvious why the people at Fox featured a half-naked Raquel Welch on the box art for its Bedazzled release. She's Raquel Welch in 1967, and they want to move units, so to speak. But, as if they were guided by the hand of the Devil, Fox's prominent marketing of Welch is deceptive. She's in the movie all of five minutes. It's Eleanor Bron, she of the more unusual sexuality and Yo La Tengo song fodder, who stars as the love interest in this Faustian comedy about a shy fast-food cook (Dudley Moore) who sells his soul to Lucifer (Peter Cook) for seven wishes, each one a foolhardy attempt to win Bron ever. This is just as bawdy and lowbrow as Harold Ramis' 2000 remake, the episodic wish-by-wish plot growing just as tiresome. But the Moore/Cook team's comic chemistry is devilishly whip-smart, and a few dogmatic one-liners are played up for all their irreverence. The best of the three bonus features is also the shortest, a promotional interview between Moore, as a reporter, and his interviewee Cook, reprising his role as Satan.


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