The Man Who Sued God

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Steve Myers (Connolly) has traded in his law career for the humble pleasures of life as a fisherman. When his boat is destroyed by lightning, his insurance company use the 'act of God' clause in his policy to escape paying out. Furious, Myers decides to call the Deity to account and sue his earthly representatives from various faiths, and is soon at the centre of a major media storm, egged on by maverick journalist (Davis), whose brittle facade proves no match for the Big Yin's rough-hewn charms. It's an intriguing premise, and the film's theological conundrums prove an entertaining diversion. Admittedly, the schmaltzy rom-com routines that pad out the rest of the film don't break any new ground, but Connolly and Davis still make a sparky pairing. Joffe perhaps treads too cautiously at times, while crude sentimentality and a weakness for easy caricature blunt the film's satirical bite, but this is still a pleasing oddity.
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UK release:

2001

Duration:

102 mins

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