History Film / BruceAlmighty

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A 2003 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Creator/JimCarrey along with Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/JenniferAniston, and Creator/SteveCarell.

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A 2003 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Creator/JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey, along with Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/JenniferAniston, and Creator/SteveCarell.
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A 2003 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac, starring Creator/JimCarrey along with Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/JenniferAniston, and Creator/SteveCarell.

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A 2003 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac, Shadyac and starring Creator/JimCarrey along with Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/JenniferAniston, and Creator/SteveCarell.
11th Jun '16 8:45:20 PM Mdumas43073
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Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is a down-on-his-luck television reporter in Buffalo, New York. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]

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Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is a down-on-his-luck television reporter in Buffalo, New York. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} (Freeman) that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]
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Though the film received mixed reviews, it is currently Carrey's highest-grossing film, picking up almost half a billion dollars worldwide. It received a sequel, ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', with Carell's Evan Baxter (a supporting character from this film) as the lead.

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Though the film received mixed reviews, it is currently Carrey's highest-grossing film, picking up almost half a billion dollars worldwide. It received a sequel, ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', with Steve Carell's Evan Baxter (a supporting character from this film) as the lead.
11th Jun '16 8:44:33 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2003 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey.

Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is a down-on-his-luck television reporter in Buffalo, New York. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]

Though the film received mixed reviews, it is currently Carrey's highest-grossing film, picking up almost half a billion dollars worldwide. It received a sequel, ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', starring Creator/SteveCarell as Evan Baxter, a supporting character from this film.

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A 2003 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac, starring Creator/JimCarrey.

Creator/JimCarrey along with Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/JenniferAniston, and Creator/SteveCarell.

Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is a down-on-his-luck television reporter in Buffalo, New York. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]

Though the film received mixed reviews, it is currently Carrey's highest-grossing film, picking up almost half a billion dollars worldwide. It received a sequel, ''Film/EvanAlmighty'', starring Creator/SteveCarell as with Carell's Evan Baxter, a Baxter (a supporting character from this film.
film) as the lead.
11th Jun '16 8:41:45 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2003 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey as a down-on-his-luck reporter named Bruce Nolan. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]

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A 2003 comedy film starring Creator/JimCarrey as Creator/JimCarrey.

Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is
a down-on-his-luck television reporter named Bruce Nolan. in Buffalo, New York. After being turned down for a job as an anchorman, he complains to {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) that He isn't doing His job the right way... so [[GodForADay God gives Bruce His powers to see what he can do with them.]]


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9th Jun '16 12:45:10 AM MoonByte
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: While Bruce makes things right with most of the people he's wronged, some things are left unsolved. The news reporters he got arrested for drug possession are presumably still looking at life sentences, and all those people who were left homeless after the tsunami he accidentally caused are still homeless.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: While Bruce makes things right with most of the people he's wronged, some things are left unsolved. The news reporters he got arrested for drug possession are presumably still looking at life sentences, and all those people who were left homeless after the tsunami he accidentally caused are still homeless.homeless, the moon is still way too close and some stars have just came into existence or disappeared, possibly collapsing entire galaxies. Though it might be possible, that God fixed them up somehow.
12th May '16 11:53:15 AM HowlingSnail
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* BreastExpansion: Bruce tried this on his girlfriend almost as soon as he got the powers of {{God}}, despite the fact that the girlfriend already looked like Creator/JenniferAniston.

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* BreastExpansion: The morning after Bruce tried this on first gets his powers, his girlfriend almost as soon as he got the powers of {{God}}, despite the fact that the girlfriend already looked like Creator/JenniferAniston.Grace wakes up to find her breasts have grown bigger. Coincidence?



* DestructoNookie: The morning after Bruce's "heavenly" sex with Grace, we cut to him laid in bed, with mattress cover on the floor, the mattress itself dislodged, the pillows stuffed down the back, and the duvet sloppily placed to cover Bruce's groin.

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* DestructoNookie: The morning after Bruce's "heavenly" sex with Grace, we cut to him laid in bed, with the mattress cover on the floor, the mattress itself dislodged, the pillows stuffed down the back, back of the bed, and the duvet sloppily placed to cover Bruce's groin.



** Due to nobody winning the lottery jackpot (everybody that entered only won seventeen bucks) they start a ''riot''.
** The news crew that laugh at Bruce just before his return to glory end up busted with a comical amount of illegal drugs in their van. What must have been a serious set of sentences for all of them, just for laughing at a disgraced reporter.

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** Due to nobody everybody winning the lottery jackpot (everybody that entered jackpot, they only won seventeen bucks) they get $17 each. They start a ''riot''.
''riot'' over this.
** The news crew that laugh at Bruce just before his return to glory end up busted with a comical amount of illegal drugs in their van. What Leading to what must have been a serious set of sentences for all of them, just for laughing at a disgraced reporter.



* AGodAmI: The God job quickly goes to Bruce's head, and he does a lot of petty things like the disproportionate retribution.

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* AGodAmI: The God job quickly goes to Bruce's head, and with him deciding anything he does a lot of petty things like the disproportionate retribution. did was justified.



* GrandRomanticGesture: Bruce literally re-arranges the night sky to seduce his girlfriend. Later, when she leaves him, Bruce creates many signs of his love.

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* GrandRomanticGesture: Bruce literally re-arranges the night sky to seduce his girlfriend. Later, when she leaves him, Bruce creates many signs of his love.love to try and win her back.



* IAmNotShazam: Bruce's surname is Nolan, not Almighty. Bruce Almighty is a title he gives himself while drunk with power.



* {{Invocation}}: Being near-omnipotent, Bruce only says "magic words" when using his powers for fun, or from the sheer manly thrill that comes from, say, making your girlfriend orgasm when you say a certain word.

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* {{Invocation}}: Being near-omnipotent, Bruce needs only to will something to happen, but he quite often says "magic words" when using he uses his powers powers, either just for fun, or from the sheer manly thrill that comes from, say, making your girlfriend orgasm when whenever you say a certain word.



* JerkassGods: Bruce, definitely. The only people who benefited from his powers besides himself are Grace, who eventually decided the lavish gifts he gave her didn't make up for his other jerkassery, and the people whose prayers he granted, who God made him help.

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* JerkassGods: Bruce, definitely. The only people who benefited from his powers besides himself are Grace, who eventually decided the lavish gifts he gave her didn't make up for his other jerkassery, and the people whose prayers he granted, who whom God made him help.



* LiteralGenie: How Bruce apparently answers all prayers that float his way, or at least gives little heed to unforeseen consequences. He doesn't do this intentionally... he just answers "YES" to all prayers en masse because its easier than considering each one.



* MathematiciansAnswer: Subverted, when God lays down the rule that he can't mess with free will, Bruce counters with "May I ask why?" God's answer "Yes! You can!" is immediately clarified with "That's the beauty of it!"

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* MathematiciansAnswer: Subverted, when God lays down the rule that he can't mess with free will, Bruce counters with "May "Can I ask why?" God's answer "Yes! You can!" is immediately clarified with "That's the beauty of it!"



* TheOmnipotent: God seems to be this. He then makes Bruce omnipotent too, aside from not being able to affect free will. There doesn't seem to be anything he can't do. God left out giving Bruce [[TheOmniscient omniscience]] in the package however, so he's still limited by his human mind and eventually humbled by how he [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter failed to do a better job]] carrying out God's responsibilities.

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* TheOmnipotent: God seems to be this. He then makes Bruce omnipotent too, aside from not being able to affect free will. There doesn't seem to be anything he can't do. God left out giving Bruce [[TheOmniscient omniscience]] in the package however, so he's still limited by his human mind and eventually humbled by how he [[LetsSeeYOUDoBetter failed to do a better job]] carrying out God's responsibilities.



* [[PenPushingPresident Pen Pushing God]]: When Bruce receives his powers, he is suddenly confronted with the prayers of millions of people—which are presented in one scene as a massive layer of "Post-It" notes covering every wall and surface in his home. He then clears the clutter by instantly converting them to an e-mail format on his computer ("You've got prayers!").

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* [[PenPushingPresident Pen Pushing God]]: When Bruce receives his powers, he is suddenly confronted with the prayers of millions of people—which people, which are presented in one scene as a massive layer of "Post-It" notes covering every wall and surface in his home. He then clears the clutter by instantly converting them to an e-mail format on his computer ("You've got prayers!").



* PowerPerversionPotential: The entire concept of the film is basically an example of this. Specific examples of this include:
** Bruce using his new powers to give Grace a mind-blowing orgasm without even touching her.
** Also, the aforementioned boob-enlargening.
** Also, causing a gust of wind to lift up a woman's skirt.

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* PowerPerversionPotential: The entire concept of the film is basically an example of this. Specific examples of this include:
**
Bruce using uses his new powers to give indulge in his fair share of perversions, including:
** Giving
Grace a mind-blowing orgasm without even touching her.
** Also, the aforementioned boob-enlargening.
Making her boobs bigger.
** Also, causing Causing a gust of wind to lift up a random woman's skirt.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[PlayedForLaughs Done in a humorous manner]], as qouted in the ActuallyPrettyFunny trope above.

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[PlayedForLaughs Done in a humorous manner]], as qouted quoted in the ActuallyPrettyFunny trope above.



%%* SpearCarrier: "Duh."

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%%* SpearCarrier: "Duh."* SpearCarrier:
---> '''Bruce''': Hey kid, you know how to work one of these things?
---> '''Kid''': Duh.



** "Make love to you right now, that's all I want to do": Referencing the fact that Bruce is preparing to make love to Grace.

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** "Make love to you right now, that's all I want to do": Referencing the fact that Bruce is preparing to make passionate love to Grace.



** There is also Ton Bennett singing "If I Ruled The World", but this is also likely something Bruce engineered with his powers.



* ThreatBackfire: When God finally convinces Bruce that he is talking to God (by suddenly making two extra fingers appear on his right hand), Bruce warns him to stay back, saying he will try to fight if provoked. God throws it right back at him by saying that Bruce hasn't won a fight since Grade 5, and even that was only won because he was fighting a girl.

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* ThreatBackfire: When God finally convinces Bruce that he is talking to God (by suddenly making two extra fingers appear on his right hand), Bruce warns him to stay back, saying he will try to fight if provoked. God throws it right back at him by saying that Bruce hasn't won a fight since Grade 5, and even that was only won because he was fighting a girl. And the sun was in her eyes.



* WowingCthulhu: Getting God to chuckle, and with a blasphemous insult of all things deserves props.

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* WowingCthulhu: Getting God to chuckle, and with a blasphemous insult of all things things, deserves props.
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* ABNegative: Creator/JenniferAniston proudly declares herself to be AB+.

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* ABNegative: Creator/JenniferAniston Grace proudly declares herself to be AB+.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The film got a lot of slack from parents who ignored the PG-13/12 rating and took their kids to see it, because of all the swearing (Plenty of fucks and shits) and sexual content (Bruce blows up a girl's skirt, makes his girlfriend have spontaneous orgasms, and makes her boobs bigger). Apparently because it's a movie about God it should be child-friendly.
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