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"An irreverent romp that raises hell"
  • Approved
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.8  (9,701)
  • 77

Bedazzled is a 1967 British comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and Eleanor Bron. The film tells the story of a shy and miserable short-order cook named Stanley Moon (Dudley Moore) who is infatuated with a waitress named Margaret Spencer (Eleanor Bron) but is too afraid to express his feelings. One day, Stanley makes a deal with the devil named George Spiggot (Peter Cook) to grant him seven wishes in exchange for his soul.

The film is divided into seven chapters, each one following Stanley's wish and showing the different scenarios he experiences. In the first chapter, Stanley wishes to be rich and powerful, and he becomes a millionaire playboy with a mansion and a harem of women. In the second chapter, he wishes to be intelligent and witty, and he becomes a brilliant scientist who can speak every language in the world. In the third chapter, he wishes to be a rock star, and he becomes a successful musician who sings a song about his love for Margaret.

In the fourth chapter, Stanley wishes to be a sensitive and caring man, and he becomes a handsome poet who recites love poems to Margaret. In the fifth chapter, he wishes to be a powerful and ruthless businessman, and he becomes a ruthless tycoon who bulldozes over anyone who stands in his way. In the sixth chapter, he wishes to be a famous sportsman, and he becomes a tennis champion who is pursued by female admirers.

In the final chapter, Stanley realizes that all his wishes have been for nothing because he is still not with Margaret. He asks George to cancel the deal and return his soul, but George refuses, saying that Stanley is not allowed to quit. However, George gives Stanley a chance to make one final wish, and Stanley wishes for Margaret to love him.

Overall, Bedazzled is a hilarious and witty comedy that satirizes everything from politics to religion to love. The film is famous for the on-screen chemistry between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, who were a comedy duo in real life. Cook's portrayal of the devil is devilishly captivating, and Moore's portrayal of the hapless and lovable Stanley is endearing. Eleanor Bron also shines as Margaret, the object of Stanley's affection. The film's clever script and witty dialogue make it a timeless classic that is still enjoyable to watch today.

Bedazzled is a 1968 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 77.

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