Oh, God! was directed by Carl Reiner and hit theaters in October of 1977. The comedy was a commercial and critical success and ended up the seventh highest-grossing film of the year.
The movie stars singer-songwriter, John Denver as Jerry Landers, a Burbank, California grocery store manager who is visited by God and asked to spread a word of peace and hope for mankind. Comedy legend, George Burns plays God.
I was inspired to watch Oh, God! again last week after re-watching Burns in Going in Style. The film still holds up as a charming, entertaining piece but does feel a bit quaint for 2013. It would be interesting to see what a remake would do with the social media, 24-hour news channel angle for modern times. Not that I would condone a remake. They’d probably get Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to star as God this time around.
Catch the Oh, God! trailer below. It has a copyright date of 1978 so is likely a trailer released to keep hype flowing for the film or for a slightly later release in another English-speaking market.
Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘Going in Style’ (1979)