An Interview with God is a unique, thought provoking and well produced film that is a great discussion starter covering the themes of who God is, and wondering what questions we would ask God while looking at our lives and faith.
The film follows journalist Paul Asher, who has just covered the war in Afghanistan, ending up with some of the best stories of his young career. Paul returns home and is struggling to deal with the effects of his experiences in Afghanistan, a failing marriage (his wife had an affair) and his dying faith. Not knowing what to do or where to turn, Paul dives deeply into interviewing a mysterious man claiming to be God. Paul sits down with this mysterious man over the course of three days and find himself answering as many questions as he asks. Wrestling with what he knows and what he is unsure of, he finds himself at a crossroads.
An Interview with God is very well made, produced and directed, with an original and gripping storyline however at times it seems this unique concept of a story goes slightly off. It is heavy on the theology which for the most part is correct but there are a few lines (not taken from the Bible) when God is speaking that don’t seem quite right.
Being heavy on the theology, while welcome, might be a bit complex for those that are just seeking or even non-believers, however that said this film is a fantastic discussion starter and will prompt people to ask questions, it honestly tackles many deep questions that people will be wondering and asking. Churches could use this film for a discussion night.
As said, the story is good, the production is good and the acting from David Strathairn and Brenton Thwaites is great, really making this a gripping and thrilling film.
Overall An Interview with God is a very thought provoking film, tackling some difficult questions that will prompt people to check their lives and faith, while generating theological discussions.