Bruce Almighty

Directed By: Tom Shadyac Starring: Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey's Best Movie!

on 11/30/2003

I thought this was Jim Carrey's best film yet! I lauged right through this movie! It's a must own.

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by David Pinch on 12/2/2003

Please be aware that Universal Studios has a policy of forcing viewers to watch previews prior to opening the DVD menu. The DVD is encoded in such a way that viewers cannot hit STOP, NEXT, MENU, etc. It is possible to fast forward. Viewers are forced to deal with the previews each and every time the DVD is inserted into a player. This alone reduces the value of the Bruce Almighty DVD.

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Product Overview

A guy who complains about god too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.


Studio Universal
SKU 40227367
UPC 025192282324
UPC 14 00025192282324
Format DVD
Release Date 10/4/2011
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Jim Carrey returns to his zany, manic roots in this Capraesque comedy from director Tom Shadyac (ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE and LIAR LIAR). Carrey stars as Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, New York who lives a normal life with his sweet girlfriend Grace (Jennifer Aniston). But Bruce isn't satisfied, and after a particularly bad day where everything goes wrong, he blames God. After spewing a tirade of curses God's way, God (Morgan Freeman in a gentlemanly white suit) responds and challenges Bruce to take over and see if he can run things better. Of course, there are some conditions; Bruce can only have the "almighty" powers for 24 hours and only in the Buffalo area. This doesn't stop Bruce, and he responds to his newfound powers with selfish, childlike zeal. Like a kid in a candy store, Bruce sets off making one hysterical, yet disastrous, decision after another. He pulls the moon closer to the earth so he can have a more romantic evening with Grace, unaware that his actions cause a tidal wave in Japan and responds to the prayers of the world with a mass-email "yes" that creates millions of lottery winners, riots, and mayhem. Ultimately, Bruce proves he is only human, and cannot possibly fill God's shoes, although he has a great time trying.
New York Times "...The notion of omnipotence prompts Mr. Carrey to go to new adrenaline-crazed comic extremes....[He] sustains a maniacal energy that explodes off the screen in blinding electrical zaps..." 05/23/2003 p.E13
USA Today "...The supporting cast, led by Jennifer Aniston and Steven Carrell, offers up some engaging comedy..." 05/23/2003 p.1E
Chicago Sun-Times "...A charmer....[Aniston] can play comedy, which is not easy, and she can keep up with Carrey while not simply mirroring his zaniness..." 05/23/2003 p.29
Box Office "...Carrey, for his part is in hilarious form as Bruce..." 07/01/2003 p.44
Total Film "...It works. High concept, low comedy. What more do you want from a Carrey flick? And there are some neat touches too..." 07/01/2003 p.98
Uncut "[Carrey] is a comedy giant." 12/01/2003 p.159
Tom Shadyac
Jim Carrey
Cast & Crew
Catherine Bell - Actor
Jennifer Aniston - Actor
Jim Carrey - Actor
Lisa Ann Walter - Actor
Morgan Freeman - Actor
Nora Dunn - Actor
Philip Baker Hall - Actor
Steven Carell - Actor
Dean Semler - Cinematographer
Tom Shadyac - Director
Scott Hill - Editor
Steve Oedekerk, et al. - Executive Producer
Jim Carrey, et al. - Producer
Linda DeScenna - Production Designer
Mark O'Keefe - Screenplay
Steve Oedekerk - Screenplay
Steven Koren - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 22823
UPC 00025192282324
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Carrey,Jim
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Stephen Holden, New York Times Rambunctiously funny.
Tom Long, Detroit News Yep, this is the Carrey America loves--off-the-wall, over-the-top, elastic, spastic and fantastic.

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