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Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  23 May 2003 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Paul Satterfield ...
Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash ...


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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Allmächtig  »

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Box Office


$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,408,154 (Japan) (16 January 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The monkey used in the alley scene is the same monkey that played Marcel in Friends. See more »


In the beginning when they are measuring Buffalo's biggest cookie, the tape measure is clearly not measuring the middle (diameter) of the cookie. The measurement would only be accurate by the diameter size. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce: God, why do you hate me?
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Crazy Credits

There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »


References Modern Problems (1981) See more »


Written by Craig Nicholls, David Olliffe
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & TV Music
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User Reviews

Carrey does it again
19 June 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Well, was Morgan Freeman any more unusual as God than George Burns? This film sure was better than that bore, "Oh, God". I was totally engrossed and LMAO all the way through. Carrey was perfect as the out of sorts anchorman wannabe, and Aniston carried off her part as the frustrated girlfriend in her usual well played performance. I, for one, don't consider her to be either ugly or untalented. I think my favorite scene was when Carrey opened up the file cabinet thinking it could never hold his life history. See if you can spot the file in the cabinet that holds the events of his bathroom humor: I was rolling over this one. Well written and even better played out, this comedy will go down as one of this funnyman's best.

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