Eric Dearborn in 'Bedazzled'
Loosely based on the 1967 film of the same name starring Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, and Raquel Welch, "Bedazzled" stars Brendan Fraser as Elliot Richards, a socially inept nerd with a longstanding crush on a beautiful co-worker (Frances O'Connor). Elliott ends up making a deal with the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley)--seven wishes for his soul--in the hopes that he can transform himself into the perfect man for Alison. AS he undergoes a series of amusing transformations--becoming a Colombian drug lord, an overly sensitive man, etc.--we learn to be careful what you wish for, since the devil is in the details, after all, and the devil lies.
We also learn that Elliot couldn't have possibly sold his soul, since it belongs to God. It is God (Eric Dearborn) who ultimately teaches Elliott that, as the saying goes, it's what's on the inside that counts. We see the Lord and the devil playing chess and realize that maybe, just maybe, she's aiding and abetting the Almighty. -- Ellen Leventry