Dear God

5.41 h 52 min1996X-RayPG
Special delivery for comedy fans! Greg Kinnear ( Auto Focus) stars in and Garry Marshall ( Pretty Woman) directs this spirit-lifter about a money-scamming con artist who goes from no-good to doing good.
Garry Marshall
Greg KinnearLaurie MetcalfMaria Pitillo
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4.3 out of 5 stars

333 global ratings

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  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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FrankLReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
2021. This is the break you need.
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HERE is where things used to be.

HERE is "Dear God".

And here is "2021" (or YOUR present time).

Watch this movie if you long for "where things once were".

And thank you for taking the time to read this review.
14 people found this helpful
D.M.Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Pure Comedy "Gem"!
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Oh my gosh! How in the world have I not heard anything at all about this movie? Because I like Greg Kinnear I thought if it gave me a few laughs I would call it a success, but, WOW!, this movie delivered in a major, major way! Definitely one of the funniest movies I have seen in quite a while. Between the horrendous reviews on a certain public-edited online encyclopedia and the stellar reviews here, trust the reviews here on Amazon. The writing is truly first-rate and the acting is "comedy gold", and that is not just me talking about Greg Kinnear's leading role, I'm talking about all the supporting actors from Tim Conway on down. Little stuff like how the Post Office supervisor is always "gone" the nano-second a character looks away or how one of the mail-room flunkies just cannot seem to handle packages or mail correctly. Lots of very funny stuff in the physical comedy department to go along with the script. By all means, "YES!", rent the movie. My wife and I thought it was so good I bought a copy as soon as we finished watching it. Have fun!
12 people found this helpful
DalReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The kind of Hollywood movies that are turned out today are mostly trash and always about dysfunctional people usually trying to kill themselves; such depressing junk movies I turn them off after about 5 to 10 minutes of viewing. This film was fun and uplifting medicine for the human spirit. Refreshing, after the usual Hollywood trash they try passing for movies. Made me feel better about myself and the world in general, that's worth the time and effort to watch this film, and have a few laughs.
10 people found this helpful
Amante dei GattiReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun & Fanciful
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Not based on a true story (clarified for the one-star reviewers); not even a plausible story (again, for the one-star reviewers); just a fun, silly, heart-warming tale (for everyone else). You'll love this cast of slightly goofy characters assigned to the DLO (Dead Letter Office) in the Post Office. Enter "Tom" the con-artist who has to remain gainfully employed for one year or go to jail. After reading a letter written to God, he inadvertently starts a project to respond to letters written to God, and ends up in court for illegally tampering with the mails. The rest is part of this fanciful tale. You'll have fun watching it and enjoy the happily ever after ending. I promise.
5 people found this helpful
Diane BReviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
highly recommended
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This was an awesome movie! Lots of good acting, good lessons, good story line. I highly recommend this to everyone
5 people found this helpful
Cat DoorReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty Stupid Movie
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If you are looking for comedy based upon an unrealistic situation, this is for you! I was mildly entertained. Even though some of the things they did were unlike characters in any other movie, I found them not funny but pathetic because the writer was trying to be funny and not succeeding. I had to stop after a while because I found some of it s stupid, so unreal that it was embarrassing me. I finished it a few days later. The acting by the main character was good, and that was its only saving grace.
3 people found this helpful
MJFReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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This is a heartwarming, very underrated movie. Great cast! Classic Tim Conway. Greg Kinnear has done surprisingly well in faith-related movies. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is well-worth your time. And if you have seen it and it’s been a while, it’s worth it anyway.
8 people found this helpful
Baa Baa Black SheepReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I never heard of this movie before!!
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But I'm so glad I found it today on Amazon. Just a nice, no frills, happy ending 1990s Garry Marshall film peppered with such talents as Tim Conway, Greg Kinnear, Laurie Meltcalf and Garry Marshall himself. The entire ensemble did a magnificent job. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT if you're looking for a little bit of happiness and some unexpected smiles today.
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