A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.


Tom Shadyac


Steve Koren (story), Mark O'Keefe (story) | 3 more credits »
2,738 ( 767)
7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





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


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


How would you handle the most awesome responsibility in the universe? See more »


Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


When Jim Carrey first meets God (Morgan Freeman), the elevator is out of order, and has to use the stairs. This is a nod to the song "Stairway to Heaven". See more »


When Bruce hides the gun before the diner scene, a red SUV pulls into shot behind him. As he runs to the diner in the next shot, the red SUV has gone. See more »


Grace: I've got a very rare blood type. I'm AB positive.
Bruce: Well I'm IB positive. I be positive they ain't touching me with no needle.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There are several outtakes and goofs from the movie during the ending credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Universal Studios released a Family Friendly version on DVD that removes objectionable content. This version has a blue border on the DVD cover. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) See more »


Written by Craig Nicholls, David Olliffe
Performed by The Vines
Under License from EMI FILM & TV MUSIC
See more »

User Reviews

Extremely enjoyable film.
19 November 2019 | by acedjSee all my reviews

The is the story of Bruce Nolan, played by Jim Carrey. Bruce is living with his girlfriend Grace played by Jennifer Aniston, and they have a comfortable life together, but Bruce wants more. Constantly looked over for more serious work as a news reporter because of his naturally goofy demeanor, he covets the news lead job that is coming open. When this falls through, Bruce goes on a self destructive rampage, cursing out God the entire time, even taunting him. As luck would have it, be it bad or good, God was listening. He bestows unto Bruce all his powers, to see if Bruce can do a better job of being God than God does. Bruce goes down the path of fixing his life to where he feels he should be, but looses Grace in the process. Morgan Freeman who plays God, is about the most talented actor out there, and does not disappoint in this albeit small role. The story is great with a lot of laughs thrown in. And yes, there is a moral to this story as well.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 650 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »





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 »


Box Office


$81,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,953,330, 25 May 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed