The Devil and Daniel Webster AKA Shortcut to Happiness  Drama Very strange flick based on a short story with a lot of big names and two promo names. I was wandering how did I not notice it back then, but after I saw it, it was obvious. Although the script was good, the acting was mediocre, and Alec was definitely not the man for this type of character. His attempt to be a director was pretty lame, although we will never know a full story with this movie. It was shelved for several years and then finally released in 2004, but after being heavily reedited by Bob Yari Productions. After this Alec did not want to be mentioned as a director or producer, since he felt that the movie was severely crippled. All this seems like a huge problem, but a movie is a movie and perhaps exactly this unfortunate turn of events made into something meaningful. Especially if you consider what’s the main story. A writer, on bad luck streak is offered a deal with the devil to make him successful. He takes it, and later on realizes that, well you’ll have to see the movie to find out what happens. I think that the lack money prevented this movie to achieve its true value, but what can you do. Even with this product it is worth watching, although some people might find it below average, I suggest to try to find how it relates to your life and choices you make. Would you make a deal with the devil? Director: Alec Baldwin Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, Jason Patric Fun Facts: Filming was completed in 2001 but the movie has been shelved for several years due to lack of funds to complete post-production. However, My Own Worst Enemy Productions acquired the rights to the title and is set to release it in 2004. Rating: IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263265/ Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.