Res Hall Review

Reid Stratton

Bruce Almighty (2003)
Running Time: 101 min
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman
Found at: HiettCarrey plays Bruce Nolan, a local TV news reporter who is desperate for a promotion. After a series of disappointments, Bruce rages against God. Before long, Bruce meets God, who bestows his powers upon Bruce. The rest of the film shows how Bruce deals with his divine responsibilities.

Comments: The idea behind this movie is a good one, but the execution leaves something to be desired. The movie starts off pretty shakily, especially in the way Carrey painfully overacts a few scenes in an effort to pull off the mediocre script. The movie pulls together by the halfway mark, though choppy editing and inconsistencies plague it throughout. There is plenty of feel-good cheesiness throughout “Bruce Almighty,” but it is balanced with some genuinely touching scenes. Some of the running gags don’t really work that well, but this movie is worth a viewing for the couple of bits that will leave you hysterical. C+

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