Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Harold Ramis might have had fun with seven magic wishes and a Faustian pact, but this update of a 1967 update of a well-worn legend fails to ignite. The hero, Elliot Richards (Fraser), tempted by the Devil for the sake of a Big Mac and Coke, wastes his wishes, while his so-called adversary, the Princess of Darkness in a red dress, catsuit, traffic-cop and nurse outfits (Hurley, barkingly mediocre), exploits and indulges him in an ad hoc way, thus undermining the rules of their game. Essentially, a computer geek learns a wholesome lesson about not dreaming his life away and being rewarded with, er, the girl of his dreams, albeit a transmogrified version. That said, the visual gags generally come off and the leads have some canny lines.


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Harold Ramis
Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan
Brendan Fraser
Elizabeth Hurley
Frances O'Connor
Miriam Shor
Orlando Jones
Paul Adelstein
Toby Huss
Gabriel Casseus
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