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      The Man Who Sued God

      Released Oct 25, 2001 1h 42m Comedy Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 59% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings After lawyer Steve Myers (Billy Connolly) abandons his career, he buys a boat and pursues a quiet life as a fisherman. His plans are obstructed when a bolt of lightning destroys his vessel, and his insurance company tells him he isn't covered because the incident was an "act of God." Teaming up with Anne (Judy Davis), a journalist who's sympathetic to his plight, Steve sues God, who is represented in court by religious leaders. The defendants must give evidence of God's existence or pay. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Nov 30, 2003 Full Review Jamie Russell BBC.com Rated: 3/5 Aug 5, 2003 Full Review Erin Free Hollywood Reporter The mix of slapstick and serious societal probing doesn't sit well. Nov 6, 2001 Full Review Jay Richardson Future Movies UK Rated: 6/10 Nov 6, 2003 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile A delicious concept, executed with such panache...it's divine! Aug 17, 2002 Full Review Garth Franklin Dark Horizons Rated: 5/10 Oct 26, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Pretty boring film. Some funny moments and a bit of heart but nothing worth watching really. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Great to see Billy Connolly looking so young, so well and so handsome! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This gives you the good old vibes of a comedy set in the 90s. It's not shot extremely well as it feels quite amateurish but it's got heart. Billy Connelly does what he does best in making you laugh and this soon becomes a very good court room comedy. The story is as charming as its characters and provides some clever references even if it never elevates to another level. The movie ends just as it becomes to out stay its welcome, the ending could have been more satisfying but by that point it's done its job in making you laugh. This light hearted and uplifting British comedy is well worth a watch when your down. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review flixster f The concept is not used efficiently enough. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly entertaining and highly recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic Billy Connolly! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After lawyer Steve Myers (Billy Connolly) abandons his career, he buys a boat and pursues a quiet life as a fisherman. His plans are obstructed when a bolt of lightning destroys his vessel, and his insurance company tells him he isn't covered because the incident was an "act of God." Teaming up with Anne (Judy Davis), a journalist who's sympathetic to his plight, Steve sues God, who is represented in court by religious leaders. The defendants must give evidence of God's existence or pay.
      Director
      Mark Joffe
      Producer
      Ben Gannon
      Screenwriter
      Don Watson, John Clarke
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 25, 2001, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 13, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Surround