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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

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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:

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Carrey actually owns a Saleen S7 similar to the one he drives in the movie. See more »


When Bruce and God are standing on the water, you can clearly see the platform Morgan Freeman is standing on. See more »


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

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Carrey delivers
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Broad, amusing, well-intended comic fantasy about an ambitious reporter who hates his job and dreams of becoming a news anchor. After suffering from some hard luck, the reporter directs his anger toward God whom he feels is ignoring him completely, until he has an unexpected celestial encounter that endows him with divine powers and allows him to see the truth. Well-crafted comedy suffers from occasional lapses due to conventional story elements, but it's good-natured and consistently laugh-out loud funny, with some terrific sight gags, clever ideas, and a perfect part for Carrey who makes a welcomed return to the kind of silliness that made him a star. ***

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