Dear God
Dear God (1996)

Working in a local post office, Tom accidentally reads a heartrending letter written to God. Touched by its sincerity, Tom decides to respond to it. When his co-workers find out what a positive effect his gesture had, they encourage him to… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 27, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Also Available On

Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady

It unfortunately has an unfinished quality, and plays very much like a good first draft for a much better movie than the one on view.

Full review…
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

As trite as the framework is, Dear God might have been a charming holiday film, if only its miracles weren't so trite.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Garry Marshall's fast-paced, Capra-esque comedy probably out-Capras Capra himself in sentimentality, but the terrific cast makes for a rarity: a feel good-comedy that's actually very funny.

Full review…
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Together, these characters discover the ideas of faith and fellowship as the film congratulates itself on its noble instincts.

Full review…
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Awkward cuts rob the film of cohesion, and even the charming Kinnear seems to disappear at times amid the chaos -- a real test of viewers' faith.

Full review…
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Horrendously unfunny.

Full review…
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A goofy, goodwill gesture toward the U.S. Postal Service, it's never funny and moves slower than an unaddressed letter without postage.

Full review…
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Though aspiring to Capraesque whimsy, Dear God feels and looks like a faded rerun of Marshall's Happy Days.

Scott Weinberg

Annoyingly unfocused comedy flick with nary a laugh to be found.

More reviews for Dear God