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Conversations with God (2006)

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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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Stephen Deutsch (as Stephen Simon)

Writers:

Eric DelaBarre (as Eric Delabarre), Neale Donald Walsch (books)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Czerny ... Neale Donald Walsch
Michelle Merring ... Daisy
Frederick Charles Canada Frederick Charles Canada ... Man in Audience
Bill Geislinger Bill Geislinger ... Angry Man
Suriel Hess-Glover Suriel Hess-Glover ... Young Neale
Catherine Rowe Catherine Rowe ... Neale's Mom
Sharon DelaBarre Sharon DelaBarre ... Kay
Michele Blood Michele Blood ... Angry Man's Wife
Greta Oglesby Greta Oglesby ... Employment Counselor
Karen Fitzgerald Karen Fitzgerald ... Doctor
Scott Cervine ... Michael
Wrick Jones Wrick Jones ... Stranger at Tent
Suki Suki ... Spiritual Woman #1
Margot Robinson Margot Robinson ... Spiritual Woman #2
Jerry McGill Jerry McGill ... Oscar
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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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From the book that inspired millions comes a film that will change your life. See more »

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beszélgetések Istennel See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,355, 29 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$422,897, 3 December 2006
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Trivia

Neale Donald Walsch in real life was 50 years old with a broken neck when he first started living homeless. See more »

Quotes

Kay: If God had only one message, his most important message to all of us, and you could put it into one paragraph, what would that be?
Neale: [pause] I can fit it all into five words. You've got me all wrong.
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Referenced in Turbo Zombi - Tampons of the Dead (2011) See more »

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Rags to Riches Bio
8 November 2006 | by haridam0See all my reviews

For the millions of readers of Neale Donald Walsch's superb trilogy, "Conversations with God" and his sequel, "Tomorrow's God," this film might have special meaning.

It chronicles in dramatic form, highlights from Author Walsch's rise from a struggling wannabe to a best-selling writer.

I've no idea how much of this is fact and how much dramatic license that Scriptor Eric DelaBarre took in fashioning his screenplay. However, I'm sure that structurally he spent too much time with Neale's rags and not enough with the transition to riches.

For over an hour our hero struggles bitterly, becoming an outcast homeless person. Then rather abruptly he's getting his writing inspiration and turning into a great success. This imbalance is probably because Eric saw the poverty part as more dramatic and emotion-driven.

Still, for those unfamiliar with Walsch and his writings, the movie may come off as not too interesting. Only when one is familiar with the writing product (for myself, the books should be included in "Great Books of the Western World" Series) that the bio takes on special meaning.

Fortunately, fine Canadian actor Henry Czerny is cast in the lead role. (Who can forget his mesmerizing performance in "Boys of St. Vincent"?) Yet, Czerny can't save the tedium of DelaBarre's script.

As for the film title, it has little to do with the book per se (how can one make a film of a book that consists entirely of dialog . . . Qs&As?).

In the end, it's appropriate that the film be judged as film and, according to that criteria, it deserves a less that satisfactory rating.


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