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Jerry Landers, a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an "interveiw" with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us. Written by
When Jerry is in the hotel room about to give God a quiz, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), is playing on the TV. Carl Reiner - the director of this movie - created and acted in "The Dick Van Dyke Show". See more »
Near the end of the film when God appears in court as Jerry Landers' (only) witness, prosecution's lawyer (Ralph Bellamy) stands up and asks to "question the witness." As God is Jerry Landers' witness, Jerry would be the first to question. The prosecution's lawyer would then have the opportunity to cross examine him. A lawyer would know this. See more »
I went to take out the garbage today and two people blessed me! And one of them blessed the garbage!
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What can I say about a film that stars two of my favorite actors? Its one of my all-time favorite family films.
George Burns is wonderful as God. He is patient, kind and easy to talk to-- everything that God is, in my humble opinion. I do like the fact that he is represented as less than perfect; he shows us the human side of our creator.
John Denver is great as the grocery clerk, the naive, put-upon modern Moses who tries to convince everyone that he's not insane.
The appeal of this film is the underlying message that God cares for us, and also the way the message is delivered in such a non-denominational, non-preachy, non-judgmental manner. Its a fun movie that reminds us that God is always watching us---not to squash us like a bug when we make a mistake, but to be there for us when we need him.
The movie appeals to all ages. 10/10 stars.
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