Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Lisa Ann Walter,
Bruce, Jim Carrey finally did a movie that plays to his comic strengths
instead of doing another heavy handed drama like The Majestic.
plays the role of Bruce Nolan, a small time television reporter
who really wants a chance to be an anchor. When he's denied the
position one time too many, he finally snaps while on the air live
and has a few choice words for the station he works for. Bruce is
certain God has it in for him, and continues to rant to his HOT
girlfriend Grace (Jennifer Aniston) about how he could do it better
if he were God.
things go in the movies, God decides it's time for Him to take a
vacation and teach Bruce a lesson at the same time. After Bruce
finally responds to a very insistent page and goes to the Omni Presents
company for a job interview, he finds himself endowed with all of
God's powers. Well, obviously not all of them or he'd know exactly
what was about to happen and could correct his mistakes before they
occur, but then the movie would be a little too short.
Bruce reacts like most of us would when put in this sort of situation.
First, disbelief which is quelled by performing a few small miracles.
Second, exuberance which causes him (or should that be Him at this
point of the review?) to play around with the power... new car,
new boobs for Grace, etc. Third, consequences, which had to be there
movie really is about learning what's really important in life and
concentrating your energies there instead of going for the silly
stuff. To me the movie got this point across with good use of humor
and comedy, and I never felt as if I were being preached to unlike
other reviewers. Carrey is in prime form this time out and I really
wish he'd stick to doing these types of movies instead of the dramas,
but until God gives me the power, I suspect this wish won't be coming
gun, but it's not threatening.
not even close.
Blood & Gore
drives a kickin car, but doesn't chase anyone.
grow, but we don't get to see them bare, or even close to bare.
great laughs, Carrey is in good form.