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Jim Carrey plays Bruce Nolan, a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce has his eyes on an open anchorman position. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. Just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is given to Bruce's rival. As millions of viewers watch on, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce wails against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. God, who plays a Janitor, endows Bruce with all his powers and challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!

We have seen Jim Carrey progress from purely slapstick humor in Ace Ventura and Dumb and Dumber to more serious roles in The Majestic and Man on the Moon. One thing that has changed is Carrey's attention to detail. Audiences will agree Jim Carrey is one of the greatest comedians in box office history. Everything he touches turns into gold almost overnight. In Bruce Almighty, Carrey teams up with the production team from Liar Liar and Ace Ventura (Tom Shadyac) to create comical magic once again. In this film Jim Carrey, brings Bruce Nolan to life with situational comedy combined with yes another classic butt joke.

In a one paragraph synopsis Bruce Almighty combines the raucously crude humor of Ace Ventura, the goody goodyness from Liar Liar, the physical foolishness of The Mask, and the more serious slant from The Truman Show. Using every facet of his evolving comedic genius, Bruce Almighty becomes one of the best comedic performances of Jim Carrey's career.  Surprisingly the jokes in this movie, no matter how obvious they are, are insanely funny. Everything from answering gods prayers to making his wife orgasm will have perspective audiences reeling from laughter in their seats. 

See this movie if you're a fan of:

Liar Liar (1997)

Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994)

Jim Carrey (Actor/Comedian, Ace Ventura, The Man on the Moon, The Mask)

Tom Shadyac (Director, Patch Adams, Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Nutty Professor)

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Box Office Info:

Jim Carrey (as Bruce Nolan)
Morgan Freeman (as God)
Jennifer Aniston (as Grace Connelly)

Directed By: Tom Shadyac
Written By: Steve Koren & Mark O'Keefe
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): May 14, 2003

Length of Movie: 1h 34min

Budget: $81,000,000

Opening Weekend: $85,734,045

Bruce Almighty Soundtrack

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1. One Of Us - Joan Osborne
2. God-Shaped Hole - Plumb
3. You’re A God - Vertical Horizon
4. The Power - Snap!
5. A Little Less Conversation - Elvis vs. JXL
6. The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim
7. God Gave Me Everything - Mick Jagger
8. AB Positive
9. Walking On Water
10. Seventh at Seven
11. Bruce Meets God
12. Bruce’s Prayer
13. Grace’s Prayer

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