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
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 »
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 »
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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