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      Shortcut to Happiness

      2007, Comedy/Drama, 1h 45m

      4 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Bez Stone (Alec Baldwin) is in the midst of the worst day of his life: His manuscript has been rejected by Daniel Webster (Anthony Hopkins) ; he has lost his job, and he's broke. After accidentally killing an elderly woman with his typewriter, Bez makes a desperate bargain with a sexy devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) for 10 years of success. Then things really go to hell.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Language|Sexual Content)

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Alec Baldwin

      • Producer: Adam M. Stone, David Glasser

      • Writer: Peter Dexter, Bill Condon, Nancy Cassaro

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Distributor: Yari Film Group

      • Production Co: E1 Entertainment, Miracle Entertainment, El Dorado Pictures, Splendid Pictures

      Cast & Crew

      Anthony Hopkins
      Dan Aykroyd
      Kim Cattrall
      Barry Miller
      Amy Poehler
      Jeff G. Waxman
      Brian Avery
      Craig Darian
      Bob Yari
      Scott G. Stone
      Jason Zelin
      Adam Holender
      Jeff Wood
      John Carter
      Edward Pisoni
      Ellen Lutter
      Christopher Young

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      • Jan 30, 2011

        This film took me by surprise. I thought cause the film was on the shelf for so long that I wasn't gonna like the film, but I was wrong. I found the film very entertaining. I thought everyone in the cast did a great job. It was predictable but that didn't bother me. It did remind me of Bedazzled which I liked better than this film.

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      • Jun 20, 2010

        A failing writer Jabez Stone ((Alec Baldwin) sells his soul to the devil (Jennifer Love Hewitt) for fame and fortune and ultimately decides that he wants to get it back. Anthony Hopkins adds his superstar status as the wise sage who offers to get Jabez out his pact with the Devil when he realizes that it wasn't quite what he expected it to be. With a star studded cast of Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kim Cattrall and DanAykroyd, I was expecting a whole lot more. Baldwin assumes the responsibilities of director for this movie.

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      • Jan 21, 2010

        Great role for <a href="http://www.flixster.com/actor/jennifer-love-hewitt">Jennifer Love Hewitt</a>, but offers little else. This would have worked better as a lighter, more comedic film.

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      • Feb 03, 2009

        3-stars, but what really keeps me tuned in, starts with the last few sentences of jabez stone's novel before the phone call etc... other than that, anthony hopkins with his always charismatic composure (his closing statements in front of renowned writers/authors) with that awe-inspiring dialogue makes me stare at the screen in awe... but sadly to say, the climax didn't really hit the spot, and the whip thingy doesn't have that much of a relevance to the whole context... besides that, nothing much that wow-ed me other than what i have mentioned... with the soul and contract with blood reminds me much of movie 'ghost rider'...

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