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COWARDLY but worth watching
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
This was a good movie. Well done, thought-provoking, great questions, reasonable arguments, but I took off a star for being COWARDLY. The acting was good, the pacing was good. But it ignored the central element which was the inciting incident for the movie-- the "Act of God" aspect. Don't get me wrong, they bandied about the words "Act of God" quite a bit and then COWARDLY shied away from grabbing the bull by the horns and dealing with the question.
POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT (though if you've got any brains, you know it's coming)
At one point in the movie, the side representing "God" attempts to flip the case and put the burden on the guy suing-- while absolutely and thoroughly ignoring the fact that it *DOESN'T MATTER* (A) Whether God exists or (B) whether the guy suing believes in him, since the Insurance company and the law BOTH have clauses and legal terminology absolving themselves from responsibility due to "Acts of God". And they cannot arbitrarily lay blame to a third party which cannot represent himself, in the event that he doesn't exist, or cannot be sued if he does.
Furthermore, the entire religious establishment hides behind the assertion that God exists. If he does, then they are his representatives and are quite rightly the ones who should be called into question, absent the big guy himself.
Instead the movie PUNTS and distracts from the argument and its resolution through gimmickry and diversion.
Nobody would watch this movie with the expectation of proving / disproving God's existence. But they would want to see a reasonable argument for and against why "God" and his proclaimed representatives are or are not responsible.