‘Frank vs. God’ Review

By Jeff Rhodes

Frank vs. God is not your average courtroom drama, like To Kill a Mockingbird or A Time to KillFrank vs. God tells a message in a wacky and comical way. A former lawyer, David Frank, played by Henry Ian Cusick, witnesses his house being torn apart by a tornado. When Frank goes to his insurance agent, he finds out that his house isn’t covered by tornado or cyclone damages because they are deemed “acts of God.”

     Infuriated, Frank goes back to his lawyer roots and sues God for damages on his house, giving a whole new meaning to “serving God.” Rachel Levin, played by Ever Carradine, is God’s lawyer who battles with Frank in and out of the courtroom. As you can imagine, a case like this grabs the attention of a lot of people. As the film goes on, the case gets more attention from around the country. During the trial, both Frank and Levin learn about who they are.

Hats off to director and writer Stewart Schill for coming up with this unique story. Frank vs. God is one of the more creative films I’ve seen at the festival. It is a great concept and has the potential to attract a wide audience.

I was disappointed in the comedy aspect of the movie. Don’t get me wrong, there are some parts where I was laughing hysterically, like when Frank first presents his case. But the rest of the movie is filled amusing, but corny and predictable jokes. Although the comedy isn’t what I thought it would be, the dramatic side to the film is superb. Carradine plays tortured and damaged well as her character struggles with pasted demons throughout the entire film. You can see the hard work she puts into her character’s emotional development.

 Frank vs. God, though the title sounds religious, is a movie that everyone can enjoy and benefit from. Overall it is a well-made film that I would recommend to friends and family.

Verdict: Good, Frank vs. God is a well-made film that I would recommend to friends and family.
Positives: Unique story, superb drama.
Negatives: Some corny and predictable jokes.