Bruce Almighty

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Overview

After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in this comedy. Bruce Nolan Jim Carrey is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself Morgan Freeman appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, however, isn't buying it, ...
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Overview

After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in this comedy. Bruce Nolan Jim Carrey is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself Morgan Freeman appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, however, isn't buying it, so God gives him a chance to find out what he's up against; God bestows all of his powers on Bruce for a week, to see how he'd handle things. At first, Bruce has a great time bending the world around him to his will, much to the puzzlement of his girlfriend, Grace Jennifer Aniston, but after six days God stops by to remind Bruce he hasn't done much to make the Earth a better place. Disappointed, God presents Bruce with an ultimatum -- he has one day to improve the world in a concrete way, or God will toss the planet back into the void. Bruce Almighty was directed by Tom Shadyac, who previously teamed with Jim Carrey for Liar, Liar and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
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Special Features

Over 35 minutes of hilarious deleted scenes and outtakes; The Process of Jim: inside the creative mind of Jim Carrey; Feature commentary with director Tom Shadyac
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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.

Bruce Nolan is one deeply disgruntled barrel of laughs -- the emotional kin of Bill Murray's cynical weatherman in Groundhog Day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • UPC: 025192015489
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 3,061

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
Mark Adair-Rios Hood
Lillian Adams Mama Kowolski
Jovan Allie Martin
Koby Allie Martin
Enrique Almeida Hood
Micayla Bowden Day Care Kid
Samantha Boyarsky Day Care Kid
Michael Brownlee Newscaster
P.J. Byrne Panicked newsroom staffer
David Carrera Phil's Cameraman
Laura Carson Nurse
Ara Celi Woman at Party
David A. Clemons Rioter
Greg Collins Coach Tucker
Robert Curtis-Brown Phil Sidleman
Moe Daniels Day Care Teacher
Christopher Darga Vol Kowolski
Alfred Dennis Old Man
Dan Desmond Bill the Ferry Owner
Lou Felder Pete Fineman
Dylan Ferguson Day Care Kid
Rina Fernandez Pretty Woman
Darcy Fowers Attractive Woman at Restaurant
Ted Garcia Newscaster
Mary Pat Gleason Heavyish Woman
Christina Grandy Office Staffer
Laura Shay Griffin Attractive Woman at Restaurant
Noel Guglielmi Hood
Andrew Hateley Teenager
Nick Huff Teenager
Edward Jemison Bobby
Jack Jozefson Homeless Guy with Signs
Mark Kiely Fred Donohue
Cubbie Kile Day Care Kid
Zachary Aaron Krebs Paramedic
Howard S. Lefstein Phil's Soundman
Ben Livingston Paramedic
Madeline Lovejoy Zoe
Nelson Mashita Doctor
Jessica Mattson Woman at Party
Allison McCurdy Woman at Party
Rolando Molina Hood
Emily Needham Day Care Kid
Adrian Neil James
Dohn Norwood Police Training Center Officer
Patti O'Donnell Woman at Party
Michael Olifiers Police Training Center Officer
Dougald Park Stalled Car Guy
Janelle Perzina Woman at Party
Timothy Di Pri Bruce's Cameraman
Maria Quiban Newscaster
Bette Rae Hazel
Emilio Rivera Hood
Shaun Robinson Newscaster
Saida Rodriguez-Pagan Newscaster
Darius Rose Tyler
John Rosenfeld Business Man
Ken Rudulph Newscaster
Vanna Salviati Bobby's Aunt
Albert P. Santos Hood
Paul Satterfield Dallas Coleman
Carey Scott Partying Sports Guy
Gina St. John Newscaster
Selma Stern Irene Dansfield
Bradley Stryker College Rioter
Brian Tahash Bruce's Soundman
William Thomas Technical Director
Michael Villani Newscaster
Alex Villiers Day Care Kid
Susan Ware Party Woman
Annie Wersching Woman at Party
Micah Williams Boy on Bike
Miah Won Connie
Jamison Yang Office Staffer
Ashley Yegan Woman at Party
Glen Yrigoyen Trainer
Pete Anthony Conductor
Technical Credits
Tom Shadyac Director, Producer
Lance Anderson Makeup Special Effects
David Leroy 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 III 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
Hollis Hill Stunts
Scott Hill Editor
Chuck Hosack Stunts
Steve Koren Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Adam Kowalski Camera Operator
Gregg Landaker Sound Mixer
Gene Lebell Stunts
Jim Lewis Jr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A relationship with the Creator, love, compassion, and selflessness.

    `Bruce Almighty' was Jim Carrey's triumphant return to comedy after scratching the dramatic itch. After delivering such great performances in `The Truman Show' and `Man in the Moon', a return to the rubber-faced, flopping around Jim Carrey feels somewhat dated. Yes, Carrey's antics were getting stale at that time. But, fortunately, `Bruce' is a movie that matures along with him. In this sense it is actually a welcome sight when the movie puts its silly physical comedy in the backseat for the more dramatic exploration of the story's possibilities in the 3rd act. Carrey is showing his stuff here because this story and character is strong enough to have stood in the shoes of another. Shadyac did well to cast the great Morgan Freeman as Alpha and Omega. Freeman brings an elegant all knowing air and a humanistic touch together for an intriguing interpretation of God. Far better and more memorable than just a bright light or all-business interpretation. Jennifer Aniston, as usual, remains the weakest element in the movie as Bruce's live-in girlfriend and proverbial Holy Spirit in this symbolic trinity. `Daily Show' alumni Steve Carrell gets a chance to show off on the big screen although his big trailer moment isn't as funny as the director seems to think. More than its individual moments, `Bruce' is admirable for the creativity and, to be honest, simple audacity of its story. The movie has a clear vision and the script is sharp, intelligent and witty – a rarity in slacker comedies. The movie isn't too enamored with its own cleverness, applying its touches in blotches all over the movie and sometimes in unexpected ways. A subject that, no matter how fanciful it is dealt with by movies, manages to send both traditionalists and atheists into a rage with demands that the movie's view fit into their own. Like `Dogma' and `The Devil's Advocate' it's refreshing to see that this kind of movie can still get made. This movie might not quite top the previous high such as the adult fairy tale `Liar, Liar,' but "Bruce Almighty" is an interesting and entertaining comedy that brings religion as one of its major themes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie Ever!

    I love this movie so much, I can quote the whole entire thing. As usual, Jim Carrey is hilarious, and Morgan Freeman stepped from a serious flick to a comedy. The lines are memorable, and it is much better than, "O God" starring John Denver, which it seems to be loosely based upon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There's a Bruce on the loose!

    This is simply the best movie of all time. This was not shocking, just because they titled it after the greatest name of all time. BRUCE. I mean, the gigantic shark in Finding Nemo was named Bruce, The Hulk, my talentless ex- boyfriend, and all other monstrous things. My favorite part of this movie is definitely the 3 minute montage where everything says Bruce. For example, Forgive Bruce, and when Bruce's name appears in the sky. In all seriousness, this is one of Jim Carrey's greatest movies. Superb acting, or should I say Brucing. Sorry, I can't help myself. Jennifer Aniston helps the film by showing how in love she is with Bruce. I mean, everyone is in love with Bruce, but she definitely makes her love seem unique. She is America's Sweetheart. This film is original because Bruce is not a gigantic ugly monster, but rather a very loveable man. More movies should be made with such high standards and moral values.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    jim carrey, jen aniston and morgan freeman at their best!

    this movie was so funny. everything about it was great, including its unique plot and jokes. reccomended for people who want to laugh themselves silly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good

    its really funny the first time you see it but it starts getting worse every other timeyou see it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very good movie

    I really like this movie. I really highly recommend that you see it. I love it. I think it is one of thouse movies that you watch it over and over again because you know thoughs movies that you watch it, then you never really want to see. Well this is not one of thouse movies. This, you actually want to see it over and over again. Even my mom Kelly and my friend Justin liked it. It is really good. You have to see it. Watch it soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRUCE ALLLLLMMIIGHTY!!! THE BEST COMEDY IN EXISTENCE!!!!

    Bruce Nolan is an average news reporter, but seems to constantly be cheated by his rival, Evan. However, after a partikualrly hard day, he blames god for all of his misforutunes and god appears to him (long sotry short), and ends up giving him his power. At first, he has fun with his powers, but......I don't want to give away thse plot of this excellent movie. Jim Carry does an fantastic job with the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST COMEDY MOVIE.....EVER!

    I think this is the funniest movie i have ever watched! Like when Sam ( the dog ) keeps having little accidents on the chair! Jim Carrey is great and so's Jennifer. They deserve 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Comedy Central Girl

    It's like the FUNNIEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN!! You'll find your self watching it over and over. And the funniest deloeted scenes! You'll ask yourself, 'Why did they take that out of the movie!!??!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Stunts

    I think the stunts performed in this movie were outshadowed by the comedic talent of Jim and Jennifer. However, the stunts were excellent and often not easily seen by the average theater goer. However, Stacey Carino's role behind the scenes provided for excellent backdrop to this great movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's gotta make you think.

    I challenge someone to find one of the best lines in the movie (subtle but very, very familiar- hint: it's spoken by Morgan Freeman). It's Jim Carrey doing what he does best- physical, reactive comedy. Yet, it only makes one wonder how one entity has the personal time for each and every person. I do like the email 'prayer' concept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    God says: 'So you think you can do better?'

    Not only funny, but thought provoking. Answers the age old question: why does God allow that to happen?, and the problem with free will. Bruce has to do some soul-searching. And yet very very funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    even a mexican wuold love it

    Jim is so funny playing Bruce in the movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bruce Almighty

    What a movie. If you asked for Jim Carrey, you got Jim Carrey. It's sweet and funny, happy and well... happy. I couldn't ask for a better comedy:)!! It's rated PG-13 but it's not that bad when it comes to violence or anything. Jennifer Aniston plays her sweet girl role like there isn't any tomarrow! You go girl!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bruce Almighty

    This is seriously one movie I recommend. It is a helarious movie with a very interesting plot/theme. This is one of Jim Carey's best movies. I am very picky about movies and I just loved this movie, nothing bad I can say about it. BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MOVIE!

    This movie was one of the best movies i've seen starring Jim Carey. I highly reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie!

    When I first heard about this movie, I thought 'this has to be sacreligious.' But Jim Carrey pulled off a movie that was both funny and poignant in the handling of the age old question of 'Why Me, Lord!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good family movie

    I usually have a hard time finding movies that my 10-year-old daughter, my 15-year-old son, and my 'movie expert' husband will all like. However, we all enjoyed this one with Jim Carrey as a flawed but likeable character who learns that it's not easy having God's powers. This one had fewer gross-out jokes than most of his movies (a good thing!) but was still very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OUTSTANDING

    Jim careys movies are the funniest movie ever ive seen lots of hes movie but this one was the funniest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FUNNY !!!!!!

    This will be a short review I thought It was pure Jim Carrey need I say more. Just as Funny as Liar Liar maybe more.

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