Cinema: Beat The Devil

Satan and the viewer lose in a bedraggled Bedazzled

When the devil offers you seven wishes, you'd better have Henry Kissinger or Johnnie Cochran nearby to read the small print. For a start, you'll probably get only six; for another, Beelzebub has an impish sense of foul play that turns any wish into a curse. Ask to be rich, powerful and married to your dream girl and--poof!--you'll become a cuckolded drug lord. Say you want to be a star athlete, and you'll be missing some important jock equipment. Request a smart Satanic comedy, and you'll get this bag of old tricks.

Bedazzled, a Faust farce directed by Harold Ramis, is...

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