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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)
Dallas Coleman
Fred Donohue
Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash ...
Bruce's Soundman


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The guy next door just became the guy upstairs. See more »


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:

Todopoderoso  »

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Box Office


$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,734,045, 26 May 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark O'Keefe and Steve Koren's original screenplay was instantly snapped up by Universal. See more »


When Bruce is "playing jazz" for Evan, his thumb switches from being tucked when we are looking at Bruce, to extended when we are looking towards Evan. See more »


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

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User Reviews

Lightweight, Fun Look At Thelogy
17 February 2008 | by 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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