God Is Great, and I'm Not

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God Is Great, and I'm Not Review


Audrey Tautou doesn't do much to clean up the image that models don't have the capacity for original thought. God Is Great, and I'm Not's simplistic conceit is that Tautou's Michèle is a model who changes her religion as often as she changes her hair (and believe me, that's an awful lot in this film... seeing Tautou with an ill-advised permanent wave is worth the rental alone).

Anyone who personally knows a frequent religion-jumper will be all too familiar with Michèle's specious quest, much more a reaction to her failed love life than a real search for spirituality. The Amelie star does manage to capture the wide-eyed innocence/ignorance of her ilk (both models and the clueless), but ultimately the movie is just one big joke that never goes anywhere. There aren't too many thrills to be found in Tautou reading a different religious-themed self-help book ever day during her photo shoots. In fact, it's more fun just to ogle her ridiculous outfits (the highlight being a bubble wrap headdress).

At 95 minutes long, God Is Great feels too lengthy by far. It's barely got enough material for a 24-minute episode of Friends, let alone enough juice to solve the mysteries of the universe.

Aka Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite.

And I'm tired.



God Is Great, and I'm Not

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 26th September 2001

Distributed by: Empire Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 24%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 19

IMDB: 5.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Michèle, as François, as Valérie, as Evelyne, as Jean, as Florence, Anna Koch as Régine, Max Tzwangue as Simon, Mathieu Demy as Bertrand, Atmen Kelif as Ali

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