The Man Who Sued God DVD

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The Man Who Sued God defies simple definition, managing to be several types of movie all at the same time. As a theological-romantic-comedy-drama, it's in a somewhat unique category all of its own. Perhaps only Billy Connolly could carry off a central role that combines slapstick with raging anger, puppy-dog disappointment and strong language delivered in his distinctive accent. These facets of performance are used and abused in a tale that feels like it really ought to be based on a true story, but isn't. Connolly's life as a fisherman is sunk by the destruction... of his boat by a bolt of lightning. The insurance company won't pay up because it falls under that age-old excuse of being an "Act of God". So Connolly decides to sue the deity. The premise raises issues about how the law and the church have apparently conspired together. But at heart the film is a simple character study, so any pondering on legal or theological implications will have to be done on your own time; the screen is occupied with family issues, underhand dealings and a maybe-maybe romance with Judy Davis. Big Yin fans at least will enjoy the Connolly's composite character. --Paul Tonks [show more]

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Released
01 December 2003
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Universal Pictures Video 
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Runtime
96 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5050582095401 
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Steve Myers (Billy Connolly) gave up his job as a lawyer to become a fisherman. But when a storm destroys his only asset, his boat, and the insurance company refuses to pay out for 'an act of God', he decides to react. Re-registering as a lawyer, Myers then sues the insurance company and the Church (who represent God) whilst local journalist Anna Redmond (Julia Davis) begins to follow the case.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Steve Myers (Billy Connolly) gave up his job as a lawyer to become a fisherman. But when a storm destroys his only asset, his boat, and the insurance company refuses to pay out for 'an act of God', he decides to react. Re-registering as a lawyer, Myers then sues the insurance company and the Church (who represent God) whilst local journalist Anna Redmond (Julia Davis) begins to follow the case.   Actors: Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Wendy Hughes, Bille Brown Directors: Mark Joffe Writers: Don Watson, John Clarke, John Collee, Patrick McCarville Producers: Ben Gannon, Brian Abel, Irene Dobson Language: English Number of discs: 1

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