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DVD Review - Acts of Godfrey (2012)

Acts of Godfrey, 2012.

Written and Directed by Johnny Daukes.

Starring Simon Callow, Iain Robertson, Harry Enfield, Doom Mackichan and Ian Burfield.

Synopsis:

God (Simon Callow) presents us a story (in verse), mainly following Victor (Iain Robertson) at a business seminar but bringing in others and slowly revealing how every single one of them is connected.

A film that takes existentialism as one of its themes is probably suited to the image of a man standing naked outside a classy hotel, rain pouring down on him. But I’ll come back to that later. Johnny Daukes, director, writer, even on the soundtrack, has crafted a decent film out of an idea that sounds like it could be up its own backside.

And because it’s the biggest point about a film that’s in verse, the huge, neon-signed, man bellowing through a megaphone question is: Can the writing be good without being a show-off gimmick?

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