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
At one point in this film, Jim Carrey makes a dead-on impression of Clint Eastwood, as his famous character Dirty Harry Callahan. Jim Carrey played Johnny Squares in The Dead Pool (1988), which was the final installment of the Dirty Harry franchise. Also, the part where the back windshield is shot out is probably a nod to the second Dirty Harry movie, Magnum Force (1973), in which one of the motorcycle cops shoots out the back window of Callahan's car in an attempt to kill him. See more »
When Bruce wants all prayers organized into files, file cabinets start filling up the room he is standing in. By the time the last cabinet is put in front of Bruce, the position of his head behind the cabinet changes. See more »
[referring to the seven fingers on Bruce's right hand]
I did the same thing to Gandhi, he didn't eat for three weeks.
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There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »
For the video/DVD release, God's phone number (which was a real one) has been altered to 555-0123. 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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