Dear God (1996)Closed Captioning
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Special delivery for comedy fans! Greg Kinnear (Sabrina) 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. That con artist is Tom Turner (Kinnear), whose transformation begins when a judge gives him a choice of work or prison. Tom chooses work, of course, and is assigned to a post office's Dead Letter Office. There, he begins a con of divine proportions. By responding to letters addressed to god with a few "miracles," he's in the right place to pocket any offerings mailed back. But an unexpected miracle takes place when the city starts cheering on Tom and his looney "God Squad" (featuring Tim Conway and Laurie Metcalf).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 30
- Average Rating: 3.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Together, these characters discover the ideas of faith and fellowship as the film congratulates itself on its noble instincts.
Rotten: Though aspiring to Capraesque whimsy, Dear God feels and looks like a faded rerun of Marshall's Happy Days.
Rotten: It unfortunately has an unfinished quality, and plays very much like a good first draft for a much better movie than the one on view.
Rotten: As trite as the framework is, Dear God might have been a charming holiday film, if only its miracles weren't so trite.
Like I said - I love this movie
Good plot---needed better direction
Good family movie. Good holiday message movie. Anyone who has served in the Postal Services or has family in the Postal Services can appreciate the crazy of this movie.