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God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015)

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Italy's #1 smash-hit comedy, this wildly entertaining and multi award-winning debut feature from writer-director Edoardo Falcone is the story of an almighty battle of wills that pits a man with a God complex against the hip local priest. Tommaso (Marco Giallini) is an esteemed and defiantly self-confident cardiac surgeon, and an unabashed atheist. But the veneer of his perfect life is abruptly cracked when his only son Andrea (Enrico Oetiker) brings the family together for an important announcement; it's not a heavily speculated-upon declaration relating to his sexuality, but rather - to his father's great horror - his intention to abandon his medical studies to become a priest! Tommaso refuses to accept his son's newfound vocation, and decides to 'go undercover' to expose the charismatic Father Don Pietro (Alessandro Gassman) whom he is convinced has brainwashed his son. Meanwhile the other members of the family - unfulfilled wife Carla (a wonderful Laura Morante) and listless daughter Bianca - are provoked by Andrea's revelation in different ways, undertaking their own renaissance-of-sorts... Featuring delicious performances from the talented ensemble cast, and a series of set pieces that are mined for explosive laughs, GOD WILLING also has a sly subtext about how change can be triggered not only through personal introspection, but also by a good shock to the system.

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Critic Reviews for God Willing (Se Dio Vuole)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

God Willing is a comedy of manners with some fine acting by veterans of Italian cinema.

April 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The story flows coherently, with great rhythm and lots of humor, it even has some surprisingly poetic moments. [Full review in Spanish]

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

A film that tries to be liked too much, leaving reflection on the side. [Full review in Spanish]

June 17, 2016 | Full Review…

The first part works but then it slowly becomes propaganda, making it feel too artificial. [Full review in Spanish]

June 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Brisk and smart entertainment. [Full review in Spanish]

June 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's charming and funny and easy to digest, while being almost devoid of nutrition or directorial flourish.

June 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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