Myers is a lawyer turned fisherman whose boat is struck by
lightening and sunk during a storm. Seriously out of pocket
and with no livelihood, he turns to the insurance company.
Although he insists his cover is comprehensive the company
refuses to settle, citing the incident an Act of God. Knowing
he can't win against the corporations, Myers decides to sue
God instead. The church is forced to defend the case in court,
whilst Myers represents himself and the countless others conned
out of their rightful entitlement by a convenient interpretation
of the law. The subject becomes a media circus, but when Anna
Redmond, a reporter who helps him and with whom he falls in
love, is revealed to be a long-time nuisance campaigner against
insurance companies, he nearly loses the case. Nevertheless,
Myers decides to go for a moral rather than true victory...
quotes from various periodicals which adorn the cover of this
video call this film "Hilarious", "A comic gem", and "Simply
divine". The truth is it's none of these, but it is mildly
amusing. The idea is sound, if a little far-fetched, and the
cast is generally good.
main part is played by that well-known stand-up comedian monster
of mirth... Astro as Arthur the dog. Oh, and Billy Connelly's
in it too. All joking aside, the dog is a superbly well-trained
animal whose friendly and adventurous nature proves an ideal
tool for warming the audience to the main players as quickly
Let's face it, nobody likes money-pinching bureaucrats, so
the subject matter partly endears us to the film even though
we realise it's both nonsense and morally valid.
most apt phrase which springs to mind is quirky. There is
no attempt to upset any ardent religious people; in fact,
it's made plain by Connelly's character that he is not suing
God in the literal sense, but a company whose representatives
are the clergy. It is a device with which to point out that
the church is being used by the insurance companies as a get-out
clause; that they should be insulted by this defamation of
character, because God is in effect being blamed for every
this item online
compare prices online so you get the cheapest
(Please note all prices exclude P&P - although
Streets Online charge a flat £1 fee regardless
of the number of items ordered). Click on the
logo of the desired store to buy this item.
prices correct at time of going to press. Sci-fi Online
regrets it can take no responsibility for price changes
made by any of the participating stores.