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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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Did You Know?


The address for God's company is 77256 23rd street. 77256 is the numbers you'd get if you dial 'PSALM' on a phone pad. So, the address is the 23rd Psalm. See more »


The morning after Bruce enhances Grace's breasts, he squirts ketchup on his toast. When the camera switches back to him as he gets up, there is no ketchup on the toast. 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 »


Referenced in Torrente 3: El protector (2005) See more »


You're a God
Written by Matthew Scannell
Performed by Vertical Horizon
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
Under License from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Carrey on form
27 June 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now either you like Mr Carrey's humour or you don't. Me, Myself and Irene had audiences both walking out in droves and, on the other hand, cheering and collapsing in puddles of mirth. Bruce Almighty is a bit more mainstream, but you have been warned.

If you're not sure, watch the trailer. I saw the trailer three times and still laughed at the same gags when I saw the film. If you don't find the sight of a dog putting the seat down after using the loo funny, don't bother with the movie.

Carrey, a reporter stuck in a rut covering 'lighter news' berates God when the whole of his life seems to be going to pot. God takes up the challenge and asks Carrey if he can do better. Carrey gets into the swing of having all of God's powers by making his girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston)'s breasts bigger, getting himself promoted, and answering everyone's prayers by single stroke computer commands.

This is not a highbrow movie or even that memorable, but it is very well made within it's very limited intent, provides almost continuous laughs to Carrey fans, and even any religious cheesiness is likely to be inoffensive to all but the most narrow-minded god-squadders and anti-god-squadders.

On the more thoughtful level, the film tempts us to speculate about Carrey's own career - stuck in his 'comedy' typecasting he has largely failed to make an impression as a serious actor even after winning two Golden Globes. His most accomplished 'straight' role, the Man on the Moon, is less well known that his comedy romps - or The Truman Show (on which the Academy heaped three nominations whilst bypassing Carrey).

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