The Man Who Sued God
About The Man Who Sued God
This theologically-inclined comedy has Billy Connelly (The Last Samurai) playing an ex-lawyer fisherman whose boat is destroyed by a bolt of lightening. His insurance company refuses to pay out, due to the lightening being an "act of God," so he sues the various churches as God's earthbound representatives, and a sensational trial ensues.
This brings him to national attention and soon romantic sparks fly with a journalist played by Judy Davis.
The Australian production was based on a script by New Zealand-born John Clarke (sometimes known as Fred Dagg) who recently had much success with the satirical series The Games.
The Observer called it "amusing and intriguing" and said it "gives you the pleasant illusion you're engaged in serious thought".