History Film / BruceAlmighty

12th Jun '17 7:23:25 AM TheTropingGopher
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* BlackComedy: Bruce uses his powers to make a Police Dog discover the corpse of Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975, buried under the ground; Bruce uses this as an exclusive report to get his job back.

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* BlackComedy: Bruce uses his powers to make a Police Dog discover the corpse of Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975, buried under the ground; Bruce He uses this as an exclusive report to get his job back.
12th Jun '17 7:18:40 AM TheTropingGopher
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* BlackComedy: Bruce uses his powers to make a Police Dog discover the corpse of Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975, buried under the ground; Bruce uses this as an exclusive report to get his job back.
17th Apr '17 10:19:18 AM axle-k89
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* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: After Bruce's meeting with God, he says to himself, "If that was God, then I'm Clint Eastwood!" [[DramaticShattering He pretty quickly realises he shouldn't have said that]].



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Bruce tries this with God by warning him to back off after [[BodyHorror making two extra fingers briefly appear on Bruce's hand]]. God calls his bluff.



* DudeNotFunny: In-Universe example. When Bruce appears on the peak of Mount Everest, God makes a joke that makes Btruce thinjk he's dead. He isn't, God is just messing with him. Bruce's response is this trope.
* EmpathicEnvironment: When Bruce is at his lowest ebb, he's soaked to the skin in torrential rain, an external representation of how bad he feels inside.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Bruce is driving along by the lake on the night he is fired, and he has an accident by driving into a lamppost. At the end of the film, he's walking by the same lake in torrential rain [[spoiler:and is involved in another accident where he gets hit by a truck.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bruce only gets beaten up by the thugs because after he told them to go away, he said "Yeah, you'd better keep walking." If he had just kept his mouth shut, he probably wouldn't have got beaten up.



* KickTheDog: The thugs harass the homeless guy, beat up Bruce for telling them to go away, then smash his car window and scratch "Hero" on the door.



* NoAntagonist: The film has no defined bad guy. The closest thing that qualifies is probably the thugs that harass the homeless man and beat Bruce up, but Bruce deals with them pretty quickly soon after he gets his powers and they're never seen again.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:
** Lampshaded. After Bruce tells the thugs to leave the homeless guy alone, he idiotically tells them to keep walking, and gets beaten up for it. Once the thugs leave, he lampshades the trope by saying, "That's what I get for trying to help someone."
** In creating a romantic atmosphere for Grace by pulling in the moon, Bruce accidentally (and likely unknowingly) causes a tsunami in Kitamoto City, Japan.
** In Bruce [[DidntThinkThisThrough answering "Yes" to all the prayers he receives without considering the consequences]], just to get people to stop bothering him, the Sabres win the Stanley Cup and about 400,000 people win the lottery. This causes a riot with people celebrating the Sabres' victory, as well as people infuriated about only winning $17 each in the lottery, and people thinking the world is going to end after the meteorite strike Bruce had caused earlier in the film, which itself had caused numerous power cuts.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Bruce is subject to one of these when he sees the thugs harassing the homeless guy and he tells them to leave the man alone.



** Bruce when the thugs he has just warned away from the homeless man start coming towards him.
** Bruce when he sees he's about to crash his car into a lamppost.



* OnlyOneName: Subverted with Grace. We don't find out her surname (Connolly) until near the end of the film.



* PetTheDog: After Bruce gets fired from Eyewitness News, he notices the thugs harassing the homeless man, and tells them to leave the man alone, and then sincerely asks him if he's all right. Bear in mind that Bruce is still a {{Jerkass}} at this point, and this is one of the first signs he's not completely self-centred.



* RealityEnsues: Many of the things Bruce does for his immediate gratification have lasting and sometimes disastrous consequences. Pulling the moon closer to Earth causes flooding and a meteor impact screws up power grids.

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* RealityEnsues: Many of the things Bruce does for his immediate gratification have lasting and sometimes disastrous consequences. Pulling the moon closer to Earth causes flooding a tsunami and a meteor impact screws up power grids.grids.
** Bruce drops the prayer beads when he drives over a pothole and in taking his eyes off the road for too long, he crashes his car.
** At the end, [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive Bruce drops to his knees in the middle of the highway and gets hit by a truck]].]]
15th Mar '17 11:25:32 AM Mdumas43073
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5th Mar '17 4:28:21 PM nombretomado
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The main lesson Bruce is set to learn. He also learns he can't give everyone what they wish for when he starts answering prayers with a unilateral "yes."
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked directly]] by Bruce's reflection after he scoffs, "If that was ''God'', then I'm ClintEastwood!"
--> '''Clint-esque reflection:''' Be careful what you wish for...[[Film/DirtyHarry punk]].

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
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The main lesson Bruce is set to learn. He also learns he can't give everyone what they wish for when he starts answering prayers with a unilateral "yes."
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked directly]] by Bruce's reflection after he scoffs, "If that was ''God'', then I'm ClintEastwood!"
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Creator/ClintEastwood!"
--->
'''Clint-esque reflection:''' Be careful what you wish for...[[Film/DirtyHarry punk]].



* DramaticShattering: Bruce jokes while driving after his meeting with God that "If that was ''God'', then I'm ClintEastwood!" Immediately after he says that, the rear window smashes.

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* DramaticShattering: Bruce jokes while driving after his meeting with God that "If that was ''God'', then I'm ClintEastwood!" Creator/ClintEastwood!" Immediately after he says that, the rear window smashes.
16th Feb '17 2:16:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* DubNameChange: The Italian version is called "Una Settimana da Dio" (can trnaslate as either "A Godly Week" or "A Week as God").

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* DubNameChange: The Italian version is called "Una Settimana da Dio" (can trnaslate translate as either "A Godly Week" or "A Week as God").
16th Feb '17 2:16:23 PM Theriocephalus
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* DubNameChange: The Italian version is called "Una Settimana da Dio" (A week from God).

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* DubNameChange: The Italian version is called "Una Settimana da Dio" (A week from God).(can trnaslate as either "A Godly Week" or "A Week as God").
20th Jan '17 9:49:19 AM Leporidae
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* GroinAttack: After Bruce gets fired and literally thrown out of the WKBW-TV 7 building, a security guard tosses a box of Bruce's personal effects after him. It lands directly on his groin.
21st Dec '16 3:53:24 AM axle-k89
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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:Bruce drops to his knees in pouring rain while on a road, and is suddenly bathed in white light. He has an OhCrap when he realizes it's a truck headed straight for him.]]


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** [[spoiler:Bruce again when he's bathed in white light on the highway and hears the horn of a truck headed right for him.]]
21st Dec '16 3:48:32 AM axle-k89
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** The thugs that beat up Bruce have one when Bruce make a monkey come out of the leader's backside, after he falls over. Said leader has one when it happens, and then when the monkey runs after him [[Squick to re-enter him]].

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** The thugs that beat up Bruce have one when Bruce make a monkey come out of the leader's backside, after he falls over. Said leader has one when it happens, and then when the monkey runs after him [[Squick to re-enter him]].him.
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