Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty

Tom Shadyac (2003)

97min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

God tires of a down-on-his-luck reporter's constant complaining, so passes on His powers to give him a taste of ultimate responsibility. The newsman falls in love with his extraordinary abilities - but a never-ending stream of incoming prayers and his ambitious attempt to please everyone soon prove there is more to the job than meets the eye. Comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman.

Cast & Crew

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

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 27 Jun 2003

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