Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

FantasyDramaComedyScience Fiction

In Manhattan, the aspirant writer Jabez Stone is a complete loser: he is not able to sell his novels, he lives in a lousy apartment and he does not have success with women. When one of his friends Julius Jenson sells his novel for US$ 190,000.00 to an editor, Jabez fells envy and promises to sell his soul to the devil for success and accidentally kills a woman with his typing machine. The Devil knocks on his door, fixes the situation and seals a contract with Jabez. His low quality novels have bad reviews but become best-sellers; Jabez enriches; has success with women, but has no time for his friends. Jabez meets with the publisher Daniel Webster who offers him a chance to break the contract with the devil.

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LetMeWatchThis Score: 5.1/10 from 49 votes
Release Date: 2003-02-19
Status: Released
Run time: 106 min / 1:46
Production Studio : Yari Film Group
Production Country: United States of America


Anthony Hopkins
as Daniel Webster
Alec Baldwin
as Jabez Stone
Jennifer Love Hewitt
as The Devil
Ken Murton
as Daniel's Agent
Dan Aykroyd
as Julius Jenson
Gregg Bello
as Rick Fusco
Frank Sivero
as Luigi
Kim Cattrall
as Constance Hurry
John Savage
as Johnny
Al Palagonia
as Anthony
Jason Patric
as Ray
Kevin Olson
as Tommy Anderson
Jonathon Gentry
as Marlon
Canedy Knowles
as Webster's Assistant
Philippe Vonlanthen
as Philippe
Marni Lustig
as Jabez's Normal Woman
Katherine O'Sullivan
as Charlotte Bronte (court scene)
Mike Doyle
as Luke
Bobby Cannavale
as Cop
Herb Klinger
as Waiter at Elaine's


Directing Alec Baldwin Director
Writing Archibald Macleish Screenplay