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The Man Who Sued God (2001)




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Directed by Mark Joffe, Australia's The Man Who Sued God centers around Steve (Billy Connelly), an ex-lawyer who is unable to collect insurance money for his destroyed boat. Deeming the accident an "act of God," Steve decides to sue the man at the root of his problem -- namely, God. Anna (Judy Davis), a jaded journalist who took a particular interest in Steve's case, decides to help him out on his quest to collect from the almighty. The movie raises a host of philosophical issues, some of which include who should represent God in court, who pays up should God be convicted, and the status of Steve's eternal soul. The Man Who Sued God also features Vincent Ball and Billie Brown. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
Comedy , Drama
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Billy Connolly
as Steve Myers
Judy Davis
as Anna Redmond
Colin Friels
as David Myers
Bille Brown
as Gerry Ryan
Wendy Hughes
as Jules Myers
Emily Browning
as Rebecca Myers
Vincent Ball
as Cardinal
Frank Whitten
as Primate
Peter Whitford
as Moderator
Linal Haft
as Rabbi
John Howard (II)
as Edward Piggott
Tim Robertson
as Judge Bonaface
Ritchie Singer
as Sam Cohen
Josephine Byrnes
as Cressida Roache
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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Sued God

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

The mix of slapstick and serious societal probing doesn't sit well.

November 6, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A delicious concept, executed with such's divine!

Full Review… | August 17, 2002
Urban Cinefile

Balances lightweight froth with canny casting and meditative undertones.

Full Review… | October 15, 2001

Audience Reviews for The Man Who Sued God

The concept is not used efficiently enough.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

Had its cheesy moments, but overall I liked it. If only it could have been based on a true story...oh wait, then it would have had to have had a plausible legal scenario. Right.

Kate T.
Kate T.

Your enjoyment of this movie depends on how much you like Billy Connolly and your toleration of ham. The premise is neat, but the ending is a cop out. Suffice to say, it's bad when your climax evokes Touched By an Angel imagery. On a related note, this film is begging for an American remake starring George Carlin. Sadly. . .

David Smith
David Smith

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