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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 20 March 2010
This is an absolute delight. Of course, the fact that Peter Cook is "the funniest man who ever drew breath" (Stephen Fry`s words), and he writes and stars as none other than The Devil, does rather render that comment rather obvious. So why is it so good? Well, Cook is one great devil for a start. He is charming, and clever, and deceitful, and attractive, and witty, and knowledgeable...rather like PC in real life. Dudley is playing up to the character that made your Mum love him - vulnerable, handsome, loveable, cuddly etc. They are the main actors and no scenes are without them, even if it is just them voicing a couple of flies in a mortuary! Possibly, strongly religious-types will find this offensive. The same people that don`t rate Monty Python's Life Of Brian [DVD] [1979] probably! This is more directly mocking of the Bible rather than those who follow blindly, who were the target of Cleese and Co. PC makes so many delightful jabs, puns and outright physical jokes that "Bedazzled" warrants many subsequent viewings. My favourite part would probably be the explanation of how Satan found himself expelled from heaven, but there are so many delights here it`s not easy to single out moments or lines. Like most of what Peter Cook left us, practically every line is brilliant, and bearing in mind he more or less wrote in a stream-of-consciousness style, it makes it all the more incredible. John Cleese said that most people took a few days to write a three-minute sketch - Cook took three minutes. I would still tend to agree with those that feel Cook`s unique skills were not suited to a film`s format or duration - except that he is so funny he hits the mark more often than anyone else. Never doubt buying anything written by or starring Peter Cook.
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