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Bruce Almighty

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2003
  • Tom Shadyac
  • 97 mins
  • 12A

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In director Tom Shadyac's zany fantasy, Jim Carrey plays professionally wacky TV news reporter Bruce Nolan, who finds himself passed over for promotion. After venting his anger live on air, he is sacked and then 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. Carrey clowns around enjoyably in a film that has a neat premise, plenty of laughs and doesn't get weighed down with deep theological questions.

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Credits

Cast

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Bruce NolanJim Carrey
GodMorgan Freeman
Grace ConnellyJennifer Aniston
Jack KellerPhilip Baker Hall
Susan OrtegaCatherine Bell
DebbieLisa Ann Walter
Evan BaxterSteve Carell
Ally LomanNora Dunn
BobbyEddie Jemison
Anita, waitressSally Kirkland
Tony BennettTony Bennett

Crew

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DirectorTom Shadyac

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2003-06-27
Language
English
Guidance
Edited for language and sexual content.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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