God's Will (1989)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This whimsical supernatural comedy, a low-budget first-time production by screenwriter Julia Cameron, suffered a near-fatal blow when its production soundtrack was stolen. As a consequence, this awkwardly dubbed feature has rarely been seen outside of a few film festival showings. The story concerns the fate of Victoria Potter (Domenica Cameron-Scorsese), a girl who recently suffered the loss of both her divorced parents. They were loving but shallow and self-centered show-biz parents. Victoria has been left in the custody of the surviving spouses from their second marriages. From the afterlife, the two look in on their daughter, and meanwhile rediscover the affection that led them to marry in the first place. They are not pleased with the treatment their daughter is getting, and, seeking the assistance of the deity (who appears here in feminist guise), connive to have her placed in the custody of a much more suitable couple. Cameron was married to director Martin Scorsese. Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, here making her screen debut, is their daughter. One wonders if there are any autobiographical elements to the portrayal of the parents.