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Man Who Sued God
Ever had one of those days, and you don't know WHO to blame?
Steve Myers (Connolly) is living the Aussie 'bloke' life. An ex-lawyer, separated from his wife (Hughes) and daughter, he lives a picturesque life as a fisherman until lightning strikes, literally.
Encouraged by journalist Anna Redmond (Judy Davis), he strikes back when the insurance company dismisses his claim as an 'Act of God'.
Well, if this god did it, then that is who Steve (and Anna) are going to hold accountable. He takes the earthly representatives of the supernatural entity to court.
movie poster, The Man Who Sued God
||Connolly is well-known as a stand-up comedian, but this style doesn't lend itself to an hour and a half of story. Davis is introduced with slapstick, and the overall premise suggests that The Man Who Sued God is going to be a bite at the church, the legal profession, the media and big business.|
Unfortunately this film doesn't live up to its potential. Despite an almost iconic Australian cast, the film flags and drags its way through conflicts of interest and legal arguments and an embarassingly forced 'love interest' to end with a whimper, not a bang.
|by Ali Kayn|
Due for Australian release October 25, 2001
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