Shortcut to Happiness is the highly entertaining film adaptation of the Stephen Vincent Benet
classic short story The Devil and Daniel Webster.
Jabez Stone (Alec Baldwin) is a down-and-out writer trying to make the big time in New York
City. When one of his closest friends Julius (Dan Aykroyd) finds literary success by selling
his novel to the famed Webster Books - Stone is jealous and finally hits rock bottom. So
when a beautiful stranger (Jennifer Love Hewitt) arrives on his doorstep she offers him a
chance at fame and fortune in exchange for his soul he readily accepts the deal.
With the help of his gorgeous editor Constance Hurry (Kim Cattrall) he hits the big time
with the career that he always dreamt of and with women falling at his feet. Now Stone has it
all but the view from the top isn't everything he'd imagined it to be... Now time is running out
fast on the 10-year contract for his soul as he comes to realise it true value.
Desperate he must enlist the help of Editor Daniel Webster (Anthony Hopkins). Together the
two take on the Devil in a battle of wits to try to save his immortal soul.