Conversations With God (2006)

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Critic Consensus: At some point in the conversation, God must have asked for a subtler, deeper film.

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Adapted from the books by Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide, "Conversations With God" tells the true story of Walsch (Henry Czerny) who, at the lowest point in his life, asks God some very hard questions. The answers he gets from God/within become the foundation of an internationally-acclaimed book series that has sold over seven million copies and been translated into 34 languages. The film chronicles the dramatic journey of a down-and-out man who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.
Rating:
PG (for thematic elements, some language and a brief accident)
Genre:
Drama , Faith & Spirituality
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Cast

Henry Czerny
as Neale Donald Walsch
Vilma Silva
as Liora
Bruce Page
as Fitch
Joe Ivy
as Bob Friedman
Michael A. Goorjian
as Roy "The Morning Boy"
Ruth de Sosa
as Georgia
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Critic Reviews for Conversations With God

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (22)

A coda after the closing credits, encouraging divine dialogues in general, does little to dispel the hagiographic aftertaste.

April 20, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

A terminally muddled movie, uncertain as to whether it's promoting Neale, God, Mammon, Putnam Books or the capitalist exploitation of spiritual need.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Although Stephen Simon's film has the mawkish trappings of an inspirational tale, its unseemly emphasis on monetary matters makes Walsch seem less interested in the spiritual possibilities of his celestial networking skills than their financial benefits.

November 10, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

This film adaptation of Neale Donald Walsch's best-selling book series plays more like an infomercial than a thoughtful exploration of religious issues.

November 1, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

What He does want, according to Walsch, is for us to have jobs we really like, and to make money. Lots of money.

November 1, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The story of Walsch's travails never strains credulity, though helmer Simon's predilection for spiritual vistas with light breaking through clouds, arrested close-ups and endless long dissolves often skirts kitsch.

Full Review… | October 30, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Conversations With God

The negative reviews are not an accurate reflection of the movie. I think they reflect reluctance to seem sappy by approving of the subject matter. The movie is not corny or self-promotional, as I expected, and Henry Czerny is really very good as Neale Donald Walsch.

Susan Forste
Susan Forste

This American tale of burgeoning spiritual discovery is meant to be wonderful ... but instead is awkward, stilted and poorly executed (particularly when lingering on the wonderful that's not), thus insuring that I will treat the literature, should I ever run across it, with the same disrespect that this film treated me.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

If you're religious, an atheist, or generally not interested in your spiritual side, you'll fall asleep to this movie. If you're spiritual/metaphysical and have a sense of wonder, you will absolutely love it.

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