Bruce Almighty

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Bruce Almighty ★★½ 2003 (PG-13)

No, it's not a Springsteen documentary, it's an enjoyable, if slight, Jim Carrey comedy. Carrey is Bruce Nolan, a TV reporter stuck with the fluff stories and longing to be taken seriously. He gets his chance when God (Freeman) decides to turn over the reins for a day and gives Bruce his divine powers. The comedy setpieces are well done, and Carrey can do a lot with a little (at least in his comedies), but the overall effect is less laugh-out-loud funny than fans of the earlier Carrey-Shadyac pairings would expect. Aniston's Robnot given much to do, but Carrell and Freeman stand out among the supporting cast. 101m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . US Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Lisa Ann Walter, Philip Baker Hall, Catherine Bell, Nora Dunn, Steven Carell; D: Tom Shadyac; W: Steve Oedekerk, Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe; C: Dean Semler; M: John Debney.