Bruce Almighty Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Bruce Almighty

After some dramatic flops, Jim Carrey returns to his usual shtick with this comedy by Tom Shadyac. Bruce Nolan is a human issues news reporter, who longs for the top anchor job, which is given to his rival, Evan Baxter. After a bad day, he blames The Almighty for all the bad things that have happened to him. The Big Man Upstairs then comes to him, and to see if Bruce can do it better, He gives him all his powers. Bruce starts off by making his life great. He starts buying expensive things like houses and cars for his girlfriend, Grace, and then gets the anchor job. He then cares for other people, and answers their prayers, but answers "yes" to all of them. Everyone starts winning the lottery, and the Buffalo hockey team wins every game. The city goes crazy, and Bruce might lose Grace. Jim Carrey is amazing, and so is Morgan Freeman as G-d, but Jennifer Aniston gives a wonderful performance as Grace. The writing is really funny, and the scenes where Bruce's dog uses the toilet, and when Bruce turns into Clint Eastwood are laugh-out-loud funny. Although not perfect, it's good entertainment.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

       Bruce is a man who is constantly in God's bad graces until he is temporarily granted God's powers.
Bruce lives in a beautiful apartment in Buffalo with a job as a news reporter and Jennifer Aniston as his girlfriend. After a week of being gifted, Bruce is confronted by God (Morgan Freeman) who asks “how many people have you helped?” The answer is none (besides himself).
    Jennifer Aniston foregoes critical acclaim and possibly meatier roles for a fluff part in a movie starring a leading man with such a huge personality that it is impossible to not end up in his shadow.

The review of this Movie prepared by Christopher Bryan

Bruce Nolan is a news reporter stuck doing sappy human-interest stories. Despite having a good job and a girlfriend, he's unhappy with God for giving him a mediocre life. God appears to him in human form and gives Bruce His job to see if he can do any better. Bruce delights in his powers, but soon starts ignoring his girlfriend, Grace. She leaves, and Bruce tells God that he's leaving everything up to him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Malone

God gives Bruce Nolen some of his powers for a short time. Bruce then realizes the meaning of life and tries to make things right.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Tired of Bruce Nolan complaining about his life too much, God decides to give Bruce his powers and see if he can do any better. At first it seems really cool to be God, but then it turns out that it's harder than it looks.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jenna Smith

Script Analysis of Bruce Almighty

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Religion themed film?    -   Yes Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Getting wishes granted Kind of religion story    -   angel buddy

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   super strength    -   teleportation    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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