Bruce Almighty

  • 12
  • Tom Shadyac (2003)
  • US
  • 97 min
Bruce Almighty
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Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

In director Tom Shadyac's comedy fantasy, Jim Carrey plays professionally wacky TV news reporter Bruce Nolan, who is passed over for promotion, vents his anger live on air, is sacked and curses God for doing a lousy job. Rising to the bait, the Almighty - a coolly majestic Morgan Freeman - gives the sceptical Bruce the chance to see if he can do any better. Bruce is none too bothered with world peace or any of that stuff; he does what you might expect a Carrey character to do when given divine powers - enlarge girlfriend Jennifer Aniston's boobs, perform a Red Sea-style parting of his tomato soup and pull the Moon out of its usual orbit to create a romantic moment. This wastes no time on deep theological questions; it's a return to Carrey the clown after public indifference to Carrey the actor. It has a neat premise and plenty of laughs, but it's not a film to stay long in the memory.

Plot Summary

Comedy fantasy starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman. When television reporter Bruce Nolan curses God for his misfortunes, the Almighty decides to give him the chance to do better.

Cast and crew


Bruce Nolan
Jim Carrey
Morgan Freeman
Grace Connelly
Jennifer Aniston
Jack Keller
Philip Baker Hall
Susan Ortega
Catherine Bell
Lisa Ann Walter
Evan Baxter
Steve Carell
Ally Loman
Nora Dunn
Eddie Jemison
Anita, waitress
Sally Kirkland
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett


Tom Shadyac

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 27 Jun 2003
Certificate 12