God Said 'Ha!'
God Said 'Ha!' (1998)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: God Said, Ha! plumbs poignant depths, but Julia Sweeney's sharp, graceful wit makes this one-woman monologue a wise, big-hearted burst of uplifting -- and perhaps therapeutic -- entertainment.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sweeney proves that humor can be a lifesaver in the midst of pain,suffering and setbacks.

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David N. Butterworth

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.

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Michael Dequina

Poignant--but never depressing, thanks to Sweeney's sharp--and, it appears, therapeutic--wit.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is an odd mixture of the mundane, the deeply moving, the absurd and the tragic, all told with equal enthusiasm.

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Arthur Lazere

a wise, funny, immensely entertaining hour and a half spent with a woman of spirit and verve

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Sweeny's monologue is truthful and funny in a loose conversational way that draws you in.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Julia Sweeney fashions a small, poignant, survivalist gem that's simple in concept, entertaining in delivery, and big in heart.

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Bobby Hobbs
I watched this because I had 3 people in my family diagnosed with cancer, two of them lost there lives too it. This movie honestly though hardly even talks… More
John Ballantine
Interesting concept with Julia Sweeney discussing cancer in the guise of a stand up routine...but it just doesn't work.