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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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3,099 ( 706)
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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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 »

Goofs

Coffee mugs on the diner table change positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: [during the riot; holding up a sign] "THY KINGDUMB COME"
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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 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Less Conversation
Written by Billy Strange, Mac Davis (as Scott Davis)
Performed by Elvis Presley vs Junkie XL (as JXL)
Courtesy of THE RCA RECORDS LABEL, a unit of BMG MUSIC
Under License from BMG SPECIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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Carrey delivers
24 May 2003 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

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 that allow 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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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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