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on 30 January 2015
As the opening credits started to the sound of Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter’s What Is This Thing Called Love, and with a cast that includes Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer, Julie Depardieu and Catherine Jacob amongst others, I sat down to watch what would hopefully be an enjoyable if probably light-hearted film. Soon enough though, I thought I might be wrong: The plot such as it is, is week and possibly undeveloped, the cinematography appears inadequately lit and with shaky camerawork at times (though this may be down to the constraints of budget) and by the end of the film this hadn’t got any better.
I notice at the time of writing this review that no one had rated it five stars, which is a shame since, given the cast alone, God Is Great And I’m Not could well have been a five star film and by popular consent. For me what lets it down is the plot (or lack of it), more so than the camerawork. The acting on the other hand is indeed very good from all the cast. But for all their good work the film comes across as somewhat disappointing.
This is not a bad film and I wouldn’t discourage anyone from watching it but I would say it is a film I won’t be in a hurry to watch again.
On the DVD you get:
God Is Great And I’m Not (1 hour 38 minutes)
Making Of (35 minutes approximately)
Filmographies (Audrey Tautou, Edouard Baer and director Pascale Bailly)