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Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

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

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The guy next door just became the guy upstairs. See more »

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

The movie is based on the 1991 book "Almighty Me" by Robert Bausch. The rights to the book were sold to Hollywood Films, a division of Disney Studios. The book and its author are uncredited in the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Grace: Debbie won the lottery.
Bruce: Oh, yeah? You're kidding.
Grace: But I guess so did 400,000 other people, so she only won, like, $17.
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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

Spoofs The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm With You
Written by Craig Braginsky and Avril Lavigne
Performed by Avril Lavigne
Courtesy of ARISTA RECORDS, INC.
Under License from BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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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.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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