- Acceptable Targets: At the end of the film, the Devil explicitly states that she's there to see "lawyers; clients of mine."
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Just what is the Devil's nature and what were her motivations? Was she really trying to claim Elliot's soul for herself? Did she change her mind at the end because she took a liking to him? Is she just a Punch-Clock Villain whose job is test mortals through temptations? Was she just having a laugh? Or was the whole plot a Secret Test of Character for Elliot?
- The Devil herself offers an in-universe interpretation since, near the end of the film, she appears before Elliot in an angel outfit. While she tells him not to get too excited since "it's just a Halloween costume," it does offer interesting possibilities, especially since most people agree that the devil is a fallen angel, God tells Elliot in prison that he can't give his soul away anyway, and God and the Devil play a friendly game of chess at the end: Is she an angel (albeit a dark one) sent by God to help lost souls like Elliot find their way through an Unconventional Learning Experience by pretending to be out for their souls? Did God really circumvent the Devil's attempt to take Elliot's soul by talking to him in prison, or did they both plan it as a way to help Elliot learn and grow?
- Evil Is Sexy: Played With. Elizabeth Hurley is very sexy indeed, however, she turns out to not be truly evil.
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The film was premiered on the Russian TNT channel on February 26, 2010. In the film, the Devil mentions that Elliot should hurry up with his final wish, as she has "an earthquake in Chile". The next day, there was a powerful earthquake in Chile.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: This isn't the only time God was black.
- Nightmare Fuel:
The Devil: 'Fair'? Who do you think you're talking too? I don't recall anybody accusing me of being fair before. I think I'm insulted.
- Shortly after Elliot's unexpectedly penultimate wish, he indignantly revokes his commitment to the absurdly unfair deal. This whimsical Princess of Darkness suddenly acquires a definite hint of menace.
- After a night in prison, he makes his way alone to the Devil's nightclub, which, with its dazed early morning revellers, seems less playfully zany than lonely. In her office, the Devil suddenly grows impatient with Elliot's non-compliance.
- Values Resonance: Sure, Elliot Did Not Get the Girl, but he eventually realizes he was Loving a Shadow, that getting the girl won't fix his self-esteem issues, lets her go, and eventually meets a girl who shares his interests and hobbies after he becomes happier and more confident with himself. Given the rise of incel internet culture full of men with low self-esteem who think getting a hot girlfriend will fix all their life's problems, as is often shown in Hollywood movies, and this film borders on Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
YMMV / Bedazzled (2000)