Bedazzled (2000 film)/Fridge

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Fridge Brilliance

  • The Devil shows up after Elliot lusts for someone else's woman. A violation of one of Tenth Commandments.

Fridge Horror

  • The escape clause has made me wonder. If it requires a selfless wish, then no one who has read and understood the contract could escape it. Think on it, a person who knows they need to be selfless will is looking for a way to help themselves in the long run. They are out to save themselves and that is not selfless. Thus anyone who tries to understand the full extent of the deal ends up losing the only escape clause.
    • It could probably work if the selfless act was spontaneous.

Fridge Logic

  • In his review, Roger Ebert questions why the devil goes out of her way to be a Jackass Genie, causing Elliot to want out of the deal. Wouldn't it be better for her to genuinely make his life wonderful, so he will recommend her services to others? Arguably applies to the original film as well, but there the devil had a concrete goal and doesn't need to keep drumming up new business in perpetuity.
    • Evil Is Petty probably. Also the ending suggests she's not that bothered with losing the soul in the end.