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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Simon Callow ... Godfrey
Iain Robertson ... Victor
Harry Enfield ... Malcolm
Doon Mackichan ... Jacqui
Ian Burfield ... Terry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Agnelli ... Middle age husband (as Peter Brown)
Deborah Besana Deborah Besana ... Airport Passenger 1
Rhys Bond Rhys Bond ... Police Officer
Elspeth Brodie Elspeth Brodie ... Shelia Timms
Ed Coleman ... Young Detective
Steve Conway ... Restaurant Dinner
Moyna Cope Moyna Cope ... Saga Lady 2
Rita Davies ... Saga Lady 1
Max Digby Max Digby ... Angelo - Receprionist
Demetri Goritsas ... 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (UK) See more »

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A Pleasant, Philosophical, Poetic Film
27 December 2016 | by CJ-JacobsSee all my reviews

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

All the dialogue in this film rhymes, lending credence to the surreal, poetic ambiance that interplays with the simple aesthetics. The individual plots smoothly interweave together to provide a satisfactory sense of sociological and metaphysical questioning. The acting from Simon Callow, Ian Burfield and Doon Mackichan compliment the rhythmic dialogue whilst the narration provides adequate insight into each of the characters attending this "empowering" two-days sales course. Callow's narration also criticises the story's own tropes and plot points, which benefits the film with witty self-reflexivity.

Much of the humour is steeped in British culture, and I can imagine that those watching the film with subtitles or in another language would inevitably lose something from the original or intended experience. The film 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 overtones about moral choices and love. It's an entertaining, original and low-budget British film - definitely worth a watch.

7.5/10

Christopher Jacobs


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