God Said, Ha!
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In this film of her one-woman show, former Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Sweeney recounts the worst year of her life. Something more than a stand-up routine, the comedienne performs on a stage set with only a couch, a chair, a table, and a lamp. With her run on Saturday Night Live and a marriage both behind her, she moved into the cozy house of her dreams in Los Angeles. But then, "God said 'HA!'". Her beloved brother Mike was diagnosed with lymph cancer, and he moved in with Sweeney so she could care for him. Their parents, worried, moved in as well, treating Julia… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Julia Sweeney delivers an extended monologue that's so exquisitely written and so emotionally touching that she manages the near-impossible task of captivating the audience for 85 minutes with quite a demanding material."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Sweeney proves that humor can be a lifesaver in the midst of pain,suffering and setbacks."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Were Julia Sweeney not such a gifted comedienne, listening to her uncompromising account of her brother Michael's struggle with lymphatic cancer would be unbearable."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"you will likely find this picture as therapeutic as a support group, should you or a family member be stricken with a cancer."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Poignant--but never depressing, thanks to Sweeney's sharp--and, it appears, therapeutic--wit."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"It is an odd mixture of the mundane, the deeply moving, the absurd and the tragic, all told with equal enthusiasm."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"a wise, funny, immensely entertaining hour and a half spent with a woman of spirit and verve"
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"Sweeny's monologue is truthful and funny in a loose conversational way that draws you in."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Julia Sweeney fashions a small, poignant, survivalist gem that's simple in concept, entertaining in delivery, and big in heart."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"There is a horselaugh implied in the title of Julia Sweeney's affecting one-woman show, God Said 'Ha!', and it's on the lady herself."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
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