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
When Bruce answers prayers at high speed (at the computer), he puts his coffee mug down on his left. When he answers all prayers "Yes", the mug has disappeared from his left, and he picks it up from his right. See more »
[after Bruce was attacked by hoodlums]
Oh, thank God you're all right.
Yeah, let's thank God, shall we? For his blessings are raining down upon me. Wait, that's not rain!
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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 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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