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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you could be God for one week, what would you do? 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:

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?


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


When Bruce changes the teleprompter as Evan is reading it, Evan says "and my tiny little nipples went to France," yet the teleprompter clearly reads "and my little tiny nipples went to France." 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 »


Spoofed in Family Guy: I Dream of Jesus (2008) See more »


Sound Off (Duckworth Chant)
Written by Willie Duckworth, Bernard Lentz
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Jim Carrey delivers his trademark antics in this little comedy gem about the responsibility of playing God.
23 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Starring: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Anniston I was really quite skeptical the first time I watched this movie. I mean, what a conceptual NIGHTMARE. Jim Carrey playing God? Nothing is sacred anymore.

Well, this movie is hardly sacred, but it also is not sacrilegious, at least not to any great extent. Yes, Jim Carrey has the powers of God for a while, but he is not God. Confused? I'll give you the low down.

Jim Carrey plays Bruce Nolan, a reporter who is down on his luck and feeling very unsuccessful with his life. He lives with his beautiful girlfriend, Grace (Anniston), and you can tell right off the bat that they love each other, but the relationship is on fairly shaky ground.

Then Bruce gets a shot at anchorman, only to have it underhandedly stolen by Evan Baxter. Obviously not please, Bruce shares his thoughts with the world through the television in a way which is comical and definitely worthy of getting him fired.

Much complaining and griping about God later, Bruce gets a page. After a while he gets tired of it calling, so he responds and goes to the Omni Presents building (heh). There he meets God (Freeman), who is the Boss, Electrician, and Janitor of the building. I found this highly amusing. God is the Boss, the Holy Spirit is the Electrician, and Jesus Christ is the Janitor. Think about it. Boss, obvious. Electrician, the guy who keeps everything running. Janitor, the guy who cleans up the mess that the world has left. BRILLIANT.

Anyway, Bruce is a little skeptical about having actually met God, but when God gives Bruce his powers and gives him a shot at playing God, he starts to believe a bit. Wonder why. Enter the flagrant abuse of powers for personal gain and to abuse the enemies.

Since this is Hollywood, Bruce obviously eventually smartens up, learns his lesson, and starts using his powers for the good of the world. In the end he cries out for God to take it away and prays that His will be done, not Bruce's.

Since it is Jim Carrey, the movie is quite amusing, and there are definitely some highly entertaining moments in it. The movie is not perfect theology, but for Hollywood, it is definitely a good attempt. Many statements in the film can be quite thought provoking and even challenging, and I applaud Tom Shadyac for his effort in this movie.

So, while far from perfect, definitely an amusing popcorn movie with a little bit of thought behind it.

Bottom Line: 3.5 out of 4 (worth a view or two)

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