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
Even though the storyline is set in Buffalo, New York, the town square is shot in the Universal backlot. The set is the same iconic set used in the Back to the Future trilogy, where the Hill Valley clocktower still sits. In the riot scene, a full shot of the clocktower can clearly be seen. See more »
In the DVD/VHS/Blu-ray/TV version, the pager shows the fictitious 555 number, made to avoid privacy issues, yet we hear Bruce reading the original number. See more »
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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