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Acts of Godfrey (2012)

At a two-day business conference, God (Simon Callow) decides to romantically pair Terry, a moral crusader, with his "win-at-all-cost" antithesis, Jacqui. However, fate, assisted by unique ... See full summary »

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... Godfrey
Iain Robertson ... Victor
... Malcolm
... Jacqui
... Terry
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... Middle age husband (as Peter Brown)
Deborah Besana ... Airport Passenger 1
Rhys Bond ... Police Officer
Elspeth Brodie ... Shelia Timms
... Young Detective
... Restaurant Dinner
Moyna Cope ... Saga Lady 2
Rita Davies ... Saga Lady 1
Max Digby ... Angelo - Receprionist
... Brad Angel
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At a two-day business conference, God (Simon Callow) decides to romantically pair Terry, a moral crusader, with his "win-at-all-cost" antithesis, Jacqui. However, fate, assisted by unique and corrupt characters, attempt to beset God's arrangements. Written by C.J. Jacobs

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A Pleasant, Philosophical and Poetic Film
27 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Acts of Godfrey (2012) is a refreshing, original film with a quirky sense of humour underlined by contemporary philosophical themes and inventive writing.

All the dialogue in this film rhymes and it lends credence to the surreal, poetic ambiance that inter-plays with the elegant and simple aesthetics. The acting from Simon Callow, Ian Burfield and Doon Mackichan compliment the rhyming dialogue well; the narration format provides great insight on the unique and individual characters attending this "empowering" two-days sales course. The unique plots interweave together at the end, providing a satisfactory sense of sociological questioning. Callow's narration criticises some of the tropes and plot points used; in this sense, the film benefits from its witty self-reflexivity. Much of the humour is steeped in British culture, and I can imagine that those watching the film reading subtitles in another language would have a hard time to follow what's happening. The film thus limits itself to a primarily English- speaking audience, which isn't necessarily a negative.

Overall, the film is an enjoyable watch with unique humour, poetic dialogue, and nice philosophical tones about moral choices and love. Its an entertaining, original and low-budget British film, worth a watch if you fancy something different to hegemonic mainstream cinema. 7.5/10

By Christopher Jacobs


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