Sir Billy Connolly is one of the Missus Lady's favorite actors. Until she saw Mrs Brown, she thought of Connolly as being that Scottish actor in a 1980s high school sitcom who played the teacher of a class of specially smart, and troubled, kids in New York City. It was when the Humans first signed up for Netflix that Missus Lady got on a Billy Connolly kick and came to realize how versatile an actor he is.
The Man Who Sued God (2001)
Setting: Some place in Australia
Steve (so wonderfully interpreted by Billy Connolly) is a lawyer turned fisherman. Not sure if he does it for a living or just says that's what he does. One day his fishing boat is struck by lightening. Ka-Bloom! The insurance company tells him that they will not honor his claim because it was destroyed by an Act of God.
Steve sees red. And, sues!
But, who does he sue?
Uhm...the churches. Yup. Steve sues the churches because they are God's representatives on Earth. How are the churches going to get out of this?
A little love story gets thrown into the mix. Steve meets Anna (played by the awesome Judy Davis), who has been hired to be his public relations specialist. Must keep the story in front of the people, you know. Both Steve and Anna still feel raw from relationships gone wrong, hence the gruffness they feel towards each other. Is that annoyance really attraction?
What about the churches? What will happen should they lose the case?
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I've actually got The Man Who Sued God on dvd but I've never got round to watching it - I have to be really in the mood to watch a full length film these days. To be honest I never really saw Billy Connolly as an actor, to me he's always been a comedian - rude and crude sometimes but very very funny - and I have all his comedy shows on dvd. I also like his World Tour Of... series where he intersperses a very scenic and factually interesting road trip with excerpts taken from his concerts at various venues along the way - his World Tour Of Australia is my all-time favourite of those :)ReplyDelete
We love Sir Billy's humor and reflections on life. Missus Lady hasn't seen the World Tour Of...series. Yet. Thanks for sharing that. We're running out of things to watch at Netflix. Hard to believe, but true. Mewwwwww.Delete
I love Billy Connelly due not only to his comedy but his movies. I haven't seen this film but great review and now, its on my list. He did a series where he went to northern Canada. He also talked about getting a colonoscopy which is so true and hilariousReplyDelete
More Connelly to find and watch. Purrrrrrr. Hero Man would probably relate quite well to the colonoscopy.Delete
The city I'm in did that when the group I voulteered for's rental house got flooded. Act of God, not my problem!ReplyDelete
Good for them! I hope they fared well with their suit.Delete
Okay, okay, okay - I'm off to add this to my DVD List . . .ReplyDelete
putting it at #1 . . . looks fabulous! Thanks, Molly!
Billy came into focus for me in Mrs Brown too. :DReplyDelete
It's time to see that one again!Delete
Molly has good taste and a sense of humor too ~ Got to check this movie out ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
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Purrrrrrrrrr, thank you Carol.Delete
I have seen him in different movies... one role in particular I will never forget... in The Hobbit as Dain in The Battle of Five Armies.ReplyDelete
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Hmmm, maybe we will see The Hobbit now. Thanks for mentioning it, Melody.Delete
An interesting story line. - MargyReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing
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