Deneuvember 2021 challenge Film 7
There are lots of comedies about God interacting with mortals and they're mostly bad, or at least very silly. Not The Brand New Testament. Although it's hilariously absurd at times, it's also also a very clever satire/coming of age/family drama with Jesus' sister as the protagonist.
Jesus asks his sister to find six new apostles to join the others. One of them is Catherine Deneuve who ends up with a gorilla for a boyfriend. An actual gorilla. Yeah, that's the sort of film this is. Some Christians would be appalled. God is a tyrannical patriarchal bully, but the film, although decidedly irreverent is only a poke, not a lambaste. It goes into some existential territory, such as what would happen if we all knew the exact date and time of our deaths.