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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Billy Connolly
Judy Davis
Colin Friels.
Directors
Mark Joffe.
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John Clarke
Don Watson.
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102 minutes

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The Man Who Sued God
Billy Connelly sues God's representatives on earth for the Act of God which damaged his boat.


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Plot
Infuriated by an insurance company's verdict that the storm damage inflicted upon his fishing boat was an "act of God", ex-lawyer Steve (Connolly) sues His earthly representatives, who are forced to argue against His existence in order to avoid ruinous compensation.


Review
Infuriated by an insurance company's verdict that the storm damage inflicted upon his fishing boat was an "act of God", ex-lawyer Steve sues His earthly representatives, who are forced to argue against His existence in order to avoid ruinous compensation.

With conglomerate capitalism exerting a stranglehold on global trade, diplomacy and the media, cinema needs a Frank Capra to deflate its pompous propaganda and reassert the right of the individual to buck the system.

Steven Brill failed abysmally to assume the role with his reworking of Mr. Deeds, and while Mark Joffe ultimately fares little better, he at least manages to poke acerbic fun at organised religion and its latterday equivalent - big business.

The pace dips once the court case begins and is further sapped by Connolly's romance with Anna (Davis). But the premise is worth pondering.


Verdict
The pace dips once the court case begins and is further sapped by Connolly's romance with Anna (Davis). But the premise is worth pondering.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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exuberent connoly as always makes you sit and think and we all love to see insurance companys get stiffed ... More

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