Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty responds, endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers.
Definitely One Of the Better Jim Carrey Films
Now don't get me wrong - even though this film is full of light-hearted - even plain dumb - humour, I do like serious movies too.
Bruce Nolan, a local news reporter in Buffalo, is fed up with his mediocre life. And when a promotion he's eagerly expected is passed on to someone else, it drives Bruce over the edge, and he blatantly starts blaming God for all the failures in his life. Lucky for Bruce, God is a man of humour, and by a set of events, Bruce finds himself endowed with God's powers, as the big man himself will "take a vacation", which he hasn't done since... The dark ages! Bruce, now with his new powers, sets to correct some things in his life, but will also find out that being God isn't exactly as easy as you'd think.
Jim Carrey is a good actor. No, in fact, he's a great actor. The thing is, there aren't exactly many types of movies that bring out the best in him. After seeing Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind - which I definitely found boring and barely finished but corroborated my concept - I was assured that Jim Carrey belongs to crazy movies like the Ace Ventura-flicks, the Mask, and the ones that are a little less crazy like Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty. With Carrey's impressive comedy skills, he excels in movies like this one, and should keep on going at it.
Bruce Almighty delivers a nice splash of funny humour - and I really like Morgan Freeman as God, a great choice for the role.