Cora (Brittany Snow) was raised in a religious family, but, started hanging out with an anti-religion group of miscreants.
One night, with the group, Cora desecrated a statue of Mary and burned a church down. Unfortunately, she was the only one of the group that was caught, and even more unfortunately, there was a woman in the church.
Her lawyer father, working with Bill (William H. Macy), saved Cora from going to jail by offering to put her to work in Bill’s dial a prayer company. This company consists of phones that are manned from 8 AM to 4 PM offering prayers for anyone who calls.
Cora thinks this is stupid, but, accepts her punishment…somewhat. She answers the phones, but, rather than give a meaningless prayer from a binder of prayers, she gives valuable, real-world advice, from the heart (“You should dump him”) and then the meaningless prayer.
Cora is a sensation and Bill is ecstatic that he took a chance on Cora, even though it has been a rough go. One day a caller comes looking for Cora and, over time, she falls in love….until she finds out who he is.
“Dial a Prayer” is a much better move than I thought it would be, and certainly much better than the 5.2 given it on IMDb. Brittany Snow and William H. Macy are both excellent. The plot is interesting and it unfolds like a book….a little at a time until the entire picture can be seen. Very cool. Not for kids.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Netflix. Thank you, Ryan!
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