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Bruce Almighty (2003)

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

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$81,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$242,589,580 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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At one point in this film Jim Carrey makes a dead on impression of Clint Eastwood as his famous character 'Dirty' Harry Callahan. Jim Carrey played Johnny Squares in The Dead Pool, which was the last installment of the Dirty Harry movies. See more »

Goofs

When Bruce arrives back at the warehouse to talk to God, who isn't there first, a shadow (not Bruce's) is clearly visible on a column in the second row. Most likely it's the shadow of Morgan Freeman hiding and waiting for his cue, because in the following shot, he appears right behind a column in the first row at the same height where the shadow was cast on the column in the second row. See more »

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

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Connections

Followed by Untitled Bruce Almighty Sequel See more »

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God-Shaped Hole
Written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tiffany Arbuckle
Performed by Tiffany Arbuckle (as Plumb)
Courtesy of Essential Records
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9 September 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

How would you handle the most awesome responsibility in the universe? Asks, the 2003-classic 'Bruce Almighty'. Some films have a certain feel to them, and this is amongst those films.

Jim Carrey stars as Bruce, who often complains to the man above, of how unlucky and how unkind he's been to him. One fine day, the Almighty appears, played by Morgan Freeman. He gives his powers to him see if he can do a better job.

'Bruce Almighty' is a film that I've loved ever since it's release. I remember watching it in L.A., Universal City Walk. I was awed by it, it's such a touching & moving cinematic experience. It has it's share of hilarious moments, but its the penultimate 30-minutes, when the goings-on get serious, those are the portions that leave a strong impression. You weep in your seat and you exit the auditorium in glee.

Steve Oedekerk, Steve Koren & Mark O'Keefe's Screenplay is legendary. Tom Shadyac's execution to the genius Screenplay is completely justified. Dean Semler's Cinematography is super.

In the acting department, Jim Carrey proves his caliber, yet again. He becomes Bruce from scene A itself. He is the life of the show. Morgan Freeman as God, is wonderfully relaxed. Jennifer Aniston as Bruce's Lady-Love is remarkable. This truly ranks amongst her best performances! Steve Carell fumbles beautifully. Catherine Bell looks ravishing! Her performance is just right.

On the whole, One of the Finest Films of 2003. A film that not only entertains, but also leaves you enlightened. Two Big Thumbs Up!


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