Bruce Almighty

Bruce Almighty

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Director: Tom Shadyac

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman

     
 

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Tom Shadyac re-teams with Jim Carrey for the comedy Bruce Almighty. The initial DVD release of the film offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo.See more details below

Overview

Tom Shadyac re-teams with Jim Carrey for the comedy Bruce Almighty. The initial DVD release of the film offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1, while Spanish and French soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette and over a dozen deleted scenes. This is a fine release from Universal Studios.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
With its not-very-subtle attempt to soften Jim Carrey and its throwaway casting of Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Almighty feels like it should have been made in 1997. The first half hour of the film consists of Carrey doing his usual physically explosive, plastic-faced, put-upon schmuck schtick. The film gets some necessary gravitas when Morgan Freeman, perfectly cast as God, appears. Freeman standing still is more powerful a screen presence than Carrey moving, and thankfully Carrey (or director Tom Shadyac) understands that. Once the (admittedly superb) high concept kicks in, the film has great fun for about 30 minutes. As Bruce learns what he is capable of, Carrey's intense physicality helps sell the more outlandish stunts he pulls. The highlight of this section of the film is actually Steve Carell's amusing turn as a tongue-tied anchorman who is the focus of Bruce's anger. But the interminable last hour of the film is full of the same mawkish sentimentality that Carrey's audience rejected when it came in the form of The Majestic. The film's second half feels like an attempt to soften Carrey's image, which is not something that he needs to do at this point in his career. Fans will probably be satisfied with Bruce Almighty, but one gets the feeling that Carrey refuses to give his audience the laughs that they want unless they take him seriously as well. We are seeing a performer who once made his butt talk demand respectability.
Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan
Carrey is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands, not to mention his talented feet, face, elbows, ears, hair and, ahem, derriere.
Dallas Morning News - Billy Gallo
Bruce Nolan is one deeply disgruntled barrel of laughs -- the emotional kin of Bill Murray's cynical weatherman in Groundhog Day.
Daily News - Jack Matthews
When Carrey is doing his thing as the Almighty, histrionically whipping up one miracle after another and relishing the power, Bruce has you spring-cleaning your lungs with laughter.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2003
UPC:
0025192282324
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
4,764

Special Features

Feature commentary with director Tom Shadyac; "The Process of Jim" featurette; outtakes and deleted scenes; DVD-ROM features; cast and filmmaker information.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Bruce Nolan
Jennifer Aniston Grace
Morgan Freeman God
Philip Baker Hall Jack Keller
Catherine Bell Susan Ortega
Lisa Ann Walter Debbie
Steve Carell Evan Baxter
Nora Dunn Ally Loman
Sally Kirkland Anita Mann
Tony Bennett Himself
Edward Jemison Bobby
Lillian Adams Mama Kowolski
Robert Curtis-Brown Phil Sidleman
Christopher Darga Vol Kowolski
Dan Desmond Bill the Ferry Owner
Lou Felder Pete Fineman
Jack Jozefson Homeless Guy with Signs
Mark Kiely Fred Donohue
Madeline Lovejoy Zoe
Adrian Neil James
Bette Rae Hazel
Darius Rose Tyler
Paul Satterfield Dallas Coleman
Selma Stern Irene Dansfield
Miah Won Connie
Timothy Di Pri Bruce's Cameraman
Brian Tahash Bruce's Soundman
Mark Adair-Rios Hood
Enrique Almeida Hood
Noel Guglielmi Hood
Rolando Molina Hood
Emilio Rivera Hood
Albert P. Santos Hood
Jovan Allie Martin
Koby Allie Martin
Alfred Dennis Old Man
Rina Fernandez Pretty Woman
Michael Brownlee Newscaster
Ted Garcia Newscaster
Maria Quiban Newscaster
Shaun Robinson Newscaster
Saida Rodriguez-Pagan Newscaster
Ken Rudulph Newscaster
Gina St. John Newscaster
Michael Villani Newscaster
Christina Grandy Office Staffer
Jamison Yang Office Staffer
Andrew Hateley Teenager
Nick Huff Teenager
Greg Collins Coach Tucker
Dougald Park Stalled Car Guy
Susan Ware Party Woman
John Rosenfeld Business Man
Mary Pat Gleason Heavyish Woman
Carey Scott Partying Sports Guy
David A. Clemons Rioter
Bradley Stryker College Rioter
Laura Carson Nurse
Zachary Aaron Krebs Paramedic
Ben Livingston Paramedic
Nelson Mashita Doctor
Glen Yrigoyen Trainer
Dohn Norwood Police Training Center Officer
Michael Olifiers Police Training Center Officer
David Carrera Phil's Cameraman
Howard S. Lefstein Phil's Soundman
Darcy Fowers Attractive Woman at Restaurant
Laura Shay Griffin Attractive Woman at Restaurant
Micayla Bowden Day Care Kid
Samantha Boyarsky Day Care Kid
Dylan Ferguson Day Care Kid
Cubbie Kile Day Care Kid
Emily Needham Day Care Kid
Alex Villiers Day Care Kid
Moe Daniels Day Care Teacher
Ara Celi Woman at Party
Jessica Mattson Woman at Party
Allison McCurdy Woman at Party
Patti O'Donnell Woman at Party
Janelle Perzina Woman at Party
Annie Wersching Woman at Party
Ashley Yegan Woman at Party
Micah Williams Boy on Bike
P.J. Byrne Panicked newsroom staffer
Vanna Salviati Bobby's Aunt
William Thomas Technical Director
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
Tom Shadyac Director,Producer
David Leroy Anderson Makeup Special Effects
Lance Anderson Makeup Special Effects
Pat Banta Stunts
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Evelyne Barbier Set Decoration/Design
Christine Baur Stunts
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Simone Boisseree Stunts
Michael Bostick Producer
Charlie Brewer Stunts
James D. Brubaker Producer
Todd Bryant Stunts
Joe Bucaro Stunts
Matt Byrne Stunts
Bob Calvert Special Effects
Stacey Carino Stunts
Jim Carrey Producer
Jeff Carson Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Ciarfalio Stunts
Bill Corso Makeup
Raqueli Dahan Makeup
Linda de Scenna Production Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Nancy Deren Set Decoration/Design
Don Dowe Camera Operator
Julie Feiner Action Director
Linda Fields-Hill Associate Producer
Joe Finnegan Stunts
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound Mixer
Troy M. Gilbert Stunts
Tim Gilbert Stunts
Sandy Gimpel Stunts
Ariel Gold Costumes/Costume Designer
Bo Greigh Stunts
Michael Guarnera Stunts
Shashawnee Hall Camera Operator
Rosine "Ace" Hatem Stunts
Maria Hernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Hill Editor
Hollis Hill Stunts
Chuck Hosack Stunts
Steve Koren Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Adam Kowalski Camera Operator
Gregg Landaker Sound Mixer
Gene Lebell Stunts
Jim Lewis Stunts
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Michael Lutz Costumes/Costume Designer
Ian MacArthur Special Effects
Ron MacInnes Special Effects
Eric Mansker Stunts
Steve Maslow Sound Mixer
Don McCuaig Cinematographer
Ric Mcelvin Set Decoration/Design
Robert McGovern Stunts
Joyce McNeal Stunts
Janis Mekaelian Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Merryman Camera Operator
Mike Smith Stunts
Jeff Miller Special Effects
Donald Murphy Asst. Director
Russell Nave Special Effects
Jim Nedza Art Director
Mark O'Kane Camera Operator
Mark O'Keefe Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Oedekerk Executive Producer,Screenwriter
David Page Costumes/Costume Designer
Manny Perry Stunts
Jeff Rand Special Effects
Tim Rigby Stunts
Scott Roark Special Effects
Mario Roberts Stunts
Richard Romig Set Decoration/Design
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Errol Sack Stunts
Anthony Schmidt Stunts
Chuck Schmitz Special Effects
Michele Sebek Stunts
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Rochelle Sharpe Consultant/advisor
Charles E. Stewart Special Effects
Ron Surma Casting
Ted Taylor Consultant/advisor
Kaye Wade Stunts
Jonathan Watson Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Janet L. Wattles Associate Producer
Fred Waugh Stunts
Scott Waugh Stunts
April Weeden-Washington Stunts
Jason Wilson Consultant/advisor
Nancy Worthen-Hancock Makeup
Glen Yrigoyen Stunts

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Buffalo's Biggest Cookie [5:45]
2. This is My Luck [3:21]
3. The Anti-Bruce Barrier [4:10]
4. Bruce's Breakdown [4:03]
5. Fired [5:38]
6. Paging Mr. Nolan [2:17]
7. The Man in Room 7 [6:21]
8. Bruce Almighty [9:28]
9. A Night to Remember [6:29]
10. Mr. Exclusive [5:23]
11. Bruce's Revenge [2:22]
12. We Got Anchor [2:12]
13. A Bunch of Winners [5:04]
14. Falling From Grace [1:41]
15. Out of Control [8:41]
16. Being the Miracle [6:18]
17. Grace's Prayer [4:15]
18. The Divine Spark [2:02]
19. The New Bruce [3:43]
20. End Titles [3:11]

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