The Man Who Sued God

The Man Who Sued God

Mark Joffe (2001)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this charming but sharp Capra-esque comedy from director Mark Joffe, a fisherman (Billy Connolly) is told that, since his boat was destroyed by an act of God, he will receive no insurance payout. Angered at the decision, he teams up with crusading journalist Judy Davis to challenge the system. Ultimately, the romantic subplot and the simplistic resolution sugar the pill, but this is still fine, feel-good entertainment that also manages to make some points about organised religion and the insurance industry.


A fisherman is left in dire straits when his boat is destroyed in a storm. Things get worse when insurance investigators refuse to pay out on the grounds that the incident was an act of God - prompting the increasingly desperate man to launch a lawsuit against the almighty, aided by a crusading lawyer. Comedy, starring Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Billie Brown and Wendy Hughes.

Cast & Crew

Steve Myers Billy Connolly
Anna Redmond Judy Davis
David Myers Colin Friels
Gerry Ryan Bille Brown
Jules Myers Wendy Hughes
Les Blair Venn
Rebecca Myers Emily Browning
Cardinal Vincent Ball
Director Mark Joffe
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Feature FilmGuidance: Violence, edited for some of its language. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 22 Aug 2003