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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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Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Steve Koren (story), Mark O'Keefe (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Bruce Nolan
Morgan Freeman ... God
Jennifer Aniston ... Grace Connelly
Philip Baker Hall ... Jack Baylor
Catherine Bell ... Susan Ortega
Lisa Ann Walter ... Debbie
Steve Carell ... Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Nora Dunn ... Ally Loman
Eddie Jemison ... Bobby
Paul Satterfield ... Dallas Coleman
Mark Kiely ... Fred Donohue
Sally Kirkland ... Anita
Tony Bennett ... Himself
Timothy Di Pri ... Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash Brian Tahash ... Bruce's Soundman
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

If you could be God for one week, what would you do? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$242,829,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$484,572,835
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Among the many religious and Biblical allusions in the film are: When exiting God's "office," Bruce walks right over the puddle that drenched his leg on the way in. At the diner, while parting his tomato soup à la the Red Sea, the background music is the theme from The Ten Commandments (1956). His prayer email service is called "Yahweh.com," a reference to God's Biblical name. At the party celebrating the anchor position, Bruce turns water into wine, and poses next to a statue of a golden calf. When Bruce is about to get his job back, he tells Jack that he (Bruce) needed some time to reassess his goals and find his true self. Jack, astonished, asks him, "You did that in a day?" Then Bruce says, "Imagine what I would do in seven," which references the book of Genesis. See more »

Goofs

When Bruce looks for God prior to the '7 at 7' meeting, Morgan Freeman Can clearly be see hiding behind a pillar, and from Bruce's entrance, Bruce would be able to see God already. It's only after Bruce looks up the ladder that God moves from behind the pillar. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

For the video/DVD release, God's phone number (which was a real one) has been altered to 555-0123. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.35 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm With You
Written by Craig Braginsky and Avril Lavigne
Performed by Avril Lavigne
Courtesy of ARISTA RECORDS, INC.
Under License from BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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Carrey does it again
19 June 2004 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Well, was Morgan Freeman any more unusual as God than George Burns? This film sure was better than that bore, "Oh, God". I was totally engrossed and LMAO all the way through. Carrey was perfect as the out of sorts anchorman wannabe, and Aniston carried off her part as the frustrated girlfriend in her usual well played performance. I, for one, don't consider her to be either ugly or untalented. I think my favorite scene was when Carrey opened up the file cabinet thinking it could never hold his life history. See if you can spot the file in the cabinet that holds the events of his bathroom humor: I was rolling over this one. Well written and even better played out, this comedy will go down as one of this funnyman's best.


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