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Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Neale Donald Walsch / God - voice
Vilma Silva ...
Leora Garcia
T. Bruce Page ...
Fitch
Ingrid Boulting ...
Sunny
Zillah Glory ...
Carly
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Chef
Jerry McGill ...
Oscar
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Roy 'The Morning Boy'
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Daisy
Brenna Haukedahl ...
Teenager in restaurant
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The Landlord
Carter Haukedahl ...
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Karen Fitzgerald ...
Chiropractor
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Danielle Kelly ...
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"Conversations with God" tells the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job. Soon after, we witness his transformation from your everyday guy to a homeless bum struggling just to stay alive. Neale's eye-opening roller coaster ride takes us through his emotional battle to get enough food, make friends and regain his life. And just when things seem to be going his way, they get worse. Feeling like a complete failure in all aspects of his life, Neale, full of anger and bitterness asks God a pile of demanding questions. Much to his disbelief, Neale received his answers! The unworldly conversations that follow end up being read by over 7 million people in 36 languages around the world and counting. Written by Brian Chandler <feedback@spotlightearth.com>

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Within every one of us, there is a voice that speaks the truth. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and a brief accident | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$150,355 (USA) (27 October 2006)

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$422,897 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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With the exception of 3 brief moments, Neale (Henry Czerny) is present in every scene in the film. See more »

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Angry Audience Member: Sounds to me like you've written a book of lies.
Neale: If you're asking me did I make all this up... the answer is no. But, I will tell you this, I've wondered what you are wondering. Will anyone believe this? Believe me? Will they believe where it came from? I just hope that you make that decision from your own hearts, not from what you think of me personally. And please, don't disqualify or marginalize the message because... I am... such a fallible messenger.
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Poor production linked with a selfish spirituality
5 February 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Simply put, hedonism cloaked in spirituality.

My wife checked out this film out of curiosity in the title. We found that this bland movie was both boring and offensive. It has a decent cast who seem to have been given a novice scriptwriter and director. Editing is confusing, with segue-ways that are all but non-sensical. It plays like a Hallmark production with its glossy soft light colors and its message is horrible. I can't help but feel that this film is a way for Walsch (the author of the books the movie is based on) to justify why he had so many broken relationships and has so much wealth. The movie does not make his case well. His spirituality is self-serving. He claims no transcendence and therefore no meta-narrative to existence. According to him, there is no responsibility to others other than just doing a nice gesture every now and then. When "god" supposedly tells him to only do what he loves, I wanted to ask him to make that statement in poverty stricken countries where people have little choice to do anything except what they can to survive. And in the meantime, he lives cosily cushioned by his wealth. He was probably more in tune with himself when he was homeless. The author's form of spirituality could only have come from an economically fat and spiritually active society like the USA. We Americans are so spoiled by our wealth and freedoms that we think we can make God who we want him to be. But the living God is above our petty perceptions of Him. Most of the poor around the world would hate teachings like what Walsch gives. On top of this, the movie falls flat on a technical level. I have not read the books and I definitely have no intention of wasting my time doing so. What we need to change the world is a truth that humbles us. Read the Bible if you want to know what that is. Now there is a book that has truly transformed our world.

Blessings.


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