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

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Steve Koren (story), Mark O'Keefe (story) | 3 more credits »
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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 Paul Satterfield ... Dallas Coleman
Mark Kiely ... Fred Donohue
Sally Kirkland ... Anita
Tony Bennett ... Self
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

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jack Nicholson was offered the role of God. He coincidentally played the Devil in The Witches of Eastwick (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Bruce is drenched in the rain, his microphone is clearly visible beneath his blue shirt. See more »

Quotes

Bruce: [at the bakery, pausing the news broadcast for the interview, Vol is picking his nose] It's a good thing I'm wearing this
Bruce: [tugs at hair net] because I wouldn't want any stray hairs falling into the booger!
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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

Featured in 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018) See more »

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Ready for a Miracle
Written by Art Reynolds, Bunny Hull
Performed by Patti LaBelle
Featured Vocalist Edwin Hawkins
Produced by George Duke
Courtesy of PARAMOUNT PICTURES
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Carrey on form
27 June 2003 | by Chris_DockerSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,953,330, 25 May 2003

Gross USA:

$242,829,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$484,592,874
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