|A guy who complains about god too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.|
"Yep, this is the Carrey America loves--off-the-wall, over-the-top, elastic, spastic and fantastic. Tom Long, Detroit News
Editor's NoteJim 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.
Bruce Almighty - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/22/2009 5:40 PM
|I don't need to sit here and explain this movie to you, do I? It's one of the most blatantly simple movies I've ever seen: Jim Carrey becomes God. End of story. To say Bruce Almighty would have been a mighty bore without Carrey is a supreme understatement. Carrey ad-libs his way through this film, first as Bruce Nolan, a down-on-his-luck TV newscaster who's passed over for anchorman and figures God has it in for him, and then as the Supreme Being himself, taking over for a vacationing God (Morgan Freeman) who's fed up with Bruce's insults. And that, dear readers, is it....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Lisa Ann Walter|
|Philip Baker Hall|
|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|
Customer Reviews of Bruce Almighty
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.
Jim Carrey's Best Movie!11/30/2003
I thought this was Jim Carrey's best film yet! I lauged right through this movie! It's a must own.