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Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 23 May 2003 (USA)
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

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Storyline

Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Written by Cezzie

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How would you handle the most awesome responsibility in the universe? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,734,045 (USA) (23 May 2003)

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$242,589,580 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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In the scene, in which Morgan Freeman and Jim Carrey are mopping the floor, after they finish, Morgan says "alrighty then" in a similar manner to the catchphrase made famous by Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). Morgan ad-libbed the line, as evidenced by Jim's reaction. See more »

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When Bruce has all the prayers arranged as e-mails, the screen says 'xx.xxx.xxx unread prayers', but when Bruce reads from the screen, he says 'xx.xxx.xxx new prayer requests.' See more »

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[first lines]
Bruce: God, why do you hate me?
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There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »

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A Little Less Conversation
Written by Billy Strange, Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Performed by Elvis Presley vs Junkie XL (as JXL)
Courtesy of THE RCA RECORDS LABEL, a unit of BMG MUSIC
Under License from BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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Lightweight, Fun Look At Thelogy
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who lives near Buffalo, New York, this movie scored points with me before I even saw it, since the story is based here. There are even some bit parts with real-life news-TV anchor people from Buffalo..and, for once, it doesn't knock the area. Hallelujah!

Theology-wise, puh-leeze!!! God is still made to look and think like humans...and, of course, be a bit on the liberal side. Being the lightweight comedy it is, it's nothing that should win any awards but it still is entertaining and is a pleasant way to kill 102 minutes.

There are some laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy scenes and, hopefully, audiences - from Christians to atheists.- got something out of this besides a few laughs, such as what prayer should really be all about. Kudos to the writers for at least getting that theology correct and giving a good message.

Overall, it's a good-hearted film that should offend very few.


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