If Brendan Fraser’s comeback movie “The Whale” acquired a six-minute standing ovation, then actually this “Bedazzled” reunion deserves just a few moments of your time.
Sure, the nonetheless unfolding Brendanaissance has led us again to considered one of his most beloved (and criminally underrated) films from his previous, the devilish 2000 comedy starring the actor and Elizabeth Hurley.
The 2 former costars reunited greater than 20 years after the movie hit theaters throughout a screening of the upcoming Darren Aronofsky movie on Monday in London on the Ham Yard Lodge.
Hurley even introduced her lookalike son, mannequin Damian Hurley, as she posed for images on the occasion for the critically acclaimed psychological drama.
Fraser is anticipated to be nominated for his first-ever Oscar for his position within the movie. He portrays Charlie, a reclusive 600-pound homosexual man who tries to reconnect along with his estranged teenage daughter (“Stranger Issues” star Sadie Sink.)
Directed by Harold Ramis, “Bedazzled” gave a contemporary spin on the age-old Faustian story when a hapless laptop nerd (Fraser) makes a cope with a sinfully interesting satan (Hurley) who grants him seven needs in alternate for his soul.
The fantasy rom-com was a remake of the 1967 British flick of the identical title starring Dudley Moore and Peter Prepare dinner.
“Bedazzled” arrived on the close to peak of Fraser’s profession earlier than he took an prolonged break from appearing in blockbuster options and mysteriously disappeared from the general public eye for years.
He later claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, the previous president of the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which contributed to a deep despair compounded by well being points, his divorce and the demise of his mom.
However with “The Whale,” the actor’s first starring movie position in years, he’s received over followers and critics alike.
Fraser not too long ago accepted the Tribute Award for Efficiency on the Toronto International Film Festival, the place he delivered an emotional acceptance speech.
“That is new for me. Usually I’m the man who palms these items out, and I acquired actually good at it,” he mentioned. “Aside from being part of some spectacular and proficient ensemble casts, I feel the final time that I waited to listen to my title referred to as aloud to obtain an award was in grade 4, and it was from the peewee bowling league.”
It appears to be like like at the very least a kind of needs got here true. “The Whale” arrives in theaters on Dec. 9.