January 9th was playing God day. Here’s some films for your enjoyment.
Bruce Almighty (2003) Rated PG-13
Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on “The Big Job” to see if he can do it any better.
Evan Almighty (2007) Rated PG
Sequel to Bruce Almighty
Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn’t serving in the illustrious ranks of America’s politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself, who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan’s newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country. But, Evan might actually be serving all of humanity instead.
Dogma (1999) Rated R
Two banished angels find a loophole that would get them back into heaven. The only snag? They’ll be destroying existence in the process. In an effort to stop them, the overworked voice of God taps cynical mortal Bethany to save the world by preventing the angels from reaching their unholy destination.
God is Brazilian (2002) Rated NR
God is stressed and needs a break from the endless toil of minding the Earth and the troublesome human race. But before he can go on vacation, he must find a temporary replacement. To track down the person best suited for the job, God heads to Brazil, a country that, despite being very religious, has never had an official saint. Joined by a conniving fisherman and a soul-searching young woman, he embarks on a spirited road trip in search of his ideal stand-in.
Oh, God! (1977) Rated PG
God picks a supermarket manager to carry His message to all mankind.
Oh God! Book II (VHS)* (1980) Rated PG
Sequel to Oh, God
God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan. -IMDB
Oh God! You Devil! (1984) Rated PG
Third in the Oh, God series.
The Devil turns talent agent to transform struggling musician Billy Shelton into a superstar rock idol. Naturally, their contract involves possession of the latter’s soul. A deal’s a deal in the eternal scheme of things–unless, of course, God intervenes.
*If you would like a DVD of Oh, God! Book II, please contact the library.