DVD 101 mins IMDB 6.4 (32,755 votes)
PG-13
Bruce Almighty
Spyglass Entertainment (2003)
In Collection
#19

My Rating:
5

Seen It:
Yes
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
USA  /  English

Jim Carrey Bruce Nolan
Morgan Freeman God
Jennifer Aniston Grace Connelly
Philip Baker Hall Jack Baylor
Catherine Bell Susan Ortega
Lisa Ann Walter Debbie
Nora Dunn Ally Loman
Eddie Jemison Bobby
Paul Satterfield Dallas Coleman
Steven Carell Evan Baxter
Sally Kirkland Anita Mann
Tony Bennett Himself
Steve Carell Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Mark Kiely Fred Donohue
Timothy Di Pri Bruce's Cameraman (as Timothy DiPri)
Brian Tahash Bruce's Soundman

Director Tom Shadyac
Producer Michael Bostick; Jim Carrey; James Brubaker; Steve Koren; Tom Shadyac
Writer Steve Koren; Mark O'Keefe; Steve Oedekerk
Cinematography Dean Semler
Musician John Debney
User Credit 1 Scott Hill
User Credit 2 Judy L. Ruskin

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. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 025192282324
Region Region 1
Release Date 8/24/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Text 1 Language, sexual content and some crude humor.
User Text 2 He's got the power.
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Notes
Trivia: The town square is the same location that was in Back to the Future (1985) and Back to the Future Part II (1989). (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Coffee mugs on the diner table change positions between shots. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Bruce: God, why do you hate me?
(more)

Awards: 7 wins & 7 nominations (more)