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Glenn Owen Dodds (2010)

Michael Radcliffe was catching the bus this morning, like he does every day of his everyday life. He didn't expect to have a five-minute sit-down with God, Glenn Owen Dodds that is, a ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenham ... Glenn Owen Dodds
Abe Forsythe ... Michael Radcliffe
Bella Heathcote ... Julie
Bob Newman Bob Newman ... Bookish Man
Pat Miller Pat Miller ... Crying Woman
Dirk Hoult ... People in Queue
Lindsay Hocking Lindsay Hocking ... People in Queue
Wendy How Wendy How ... People in Queue
Louella Low Louella Low ... People in Queue
Sean Innis Sean Innis ... People in Queue
Kristy-Louise Howell ... People in Queue
Garry Parmenter Garry Parmenter ... People in Queue (as Garry Parmentar)
Ralph Andrew Ralph Andrew ... People in Queue
Jennifer Andrew Jennifer Andrew ... People in Queue
Wendy Martin Wendy Martin ... People in Queue


Michael Radcliffe was catching the bus this morning, like he does every day of his everyday life. He didn't expect to have a five-minute sit-down with God, Glenn Owen Dodds that is, a mysterious man who claims to be God. Could he really be God? He seems to know an awful lot about Michael Radcliffe. But what kind of God looks like a hapless mug punter with a frightful filing system? But, then again, how does Glenn Owen Dodds know the meaning of life? Written by Anonymous

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You want the meaning of life? You've got 5 minutes.


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Runs a touch long, has an odd message but is funny and engaging in the meantime
2 April 2014 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

This film got a lot of praise on various sites so I was looking forward to seeing it for myself – heck it even has two user comments on IMDb which is rare for short films. Anyway, the plot sees a man on his way passed a building when he sees a line forming outside. Curious he goes over and is told that it is to see God, the big man himself. Of course this is nonsense but as he watches people come and go he decides to wait and see the score anyway,

The plot leads into a two-hander where we have a non-believer confronted by a decent Aussie bloke called Glenn Owen Dodds; Glenn loves the pups and has lost a penny or two on them and seems very too normal to be God. The scene continues in this comedic vein and as such it is at least interesting even if I have no idea what I should take away from it. If I was religious then perhaps I could take some meaning from it, or if I felt strongly the other way maybe I would see it as mockery – I'm not sure but it fell down for me in this regard. Ultimately it does seem to conclude on the side of faith but why it does this I don't know.

The manner of delivery is quite funny at least, with Wenham throwing a lot into his performance and producing a great Aussie stereotype while Forsythe plays it reasonably straight and allows him to work his (mysterious?) ways. For me it was entirely on Wenham's comic performance because I didn't find too much else here and, while I liked him and what he did, the film did run too long for this single joke – although in fairness not sure what else you could have dropped but more of him which would have been a loss.

Overall this is an amusing short but not one that worked particularly well for me. It was quite funny but overlong for the joke to make it the whole way; this leaves the point or message and in this area it just went over my head – I'm glad others appeared to get it and love it, but for me it was a nice idea with good comic delivery but it needed more edge or more commitment or more something to bring it home in a more satisfying manner.

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