Suing the Devil

Pablum would be a step up for Suing the Devil, an inane, moralizing Australian production from writer-director Timothy Chey that centers around a lawsuit against Satan filed by a down-on-his-luck law school student. Aiming for some theoretical sweet spot between comedy, courtroom drama and Up-with-Jesus! sermonizing, this poorly sketched and dreadfully acted movie can't even be saved via an attempted personality transfusion from a ranting, raving Malcolm McDowell, in the title role.

Scripture is trotted out on both sides, naturally, but Chey's stooping efforts to try to shoehorn in comedy (wherein Satan claims responsibility for leaf blowers and automated customer service, and constantly derides everyone as losers and nitwits) is about 10 percent as clever as he thinks it is. "Trial of the century," huh? Only in movie hell. For the full, original review, from ShockYa, click here. For more information on the film, click here to visit its Facebook page
. (River Run/Mouthwatering Productions, unrated, 97 minutes)

 

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