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

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady
Variety

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.

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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.

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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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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

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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.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Horrendously unfunny.

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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.

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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
eFilmCritic.com

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

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