After taking Grace to a fancy dinner and telling her about his promotion disappointing her, as she thought he was going to propose , Bruce begins to hear voices in his head. Her performance of Grace is the typical stand-by-your-man girlfriend. At the diner, while parting his tomato soup à la the Red Sea, the background music is the theme from The Ten Commandments 1956. How would you handle disasters and riots? Bruce returns to God, who explains that despite how chaotic things seem, there is always a way to make things right, and that Bruce must figure out a way to solve it himself. Bruce creates an e-mail system to receive prayers and respond to them - but finds that the influx is far too great for him to handle, even with the use of his powers. The film was released in the on June 27, 2003, and topped the country's box office that weekend. However, Bruce suffers from constant bad luck and reaches his breaking point when he is passed over for the promotion by his rival, Evan Baxter , who later plagiarizes his dialogue from an unaired segment by Bruce while he was accepting the promotion on air.
Not solely relying on his performers, he also implements several sight gags. The role is generic but Aniston plays well with what she's dealt. Earlier in his career, Carrey appeared in Eastwood's final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool 1988. Baxter and Nolan's on-going feud sets the stage for very funny on-air showdown in which Carell's performance will have audiences wiping their eyes from laughter. Koren and O'Keefe examine how would an average Joe handle the millions of daily prayer requests, would that person abuse his power, and would he ever give up the job. Tracks 8-13 are from the score composed by , performed by the conducted by Pete Anthony with Brad Dechter and Sandy De Crescent.
In both instances, he uses his new powers to exact revenge on the group, and they run away terrified. The film has a score of 49% on , based on 189 reviews, with an average rating of 5. Bruce returns to his computer system, having briefly unplugged it, and he finds many prayers from Grace about him. Koren and O'Keefe not only manage to keep the theatre laughing but give God a human face. He has fun with his powers while making sure the best things work out for him. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N. Shadyac's eye for comedy comes through when he shows how Bruce organizes his prayer requests, how Bruce dispenses justice, and even when Bruce gets a cup of coffee.
Tired of doing human-interest stories, being passed over for promotions, and the overall course his life has taken, he calls out God Morgan Freeman and claims he can make things better if he ran the world. Jim Carrey played Johnny Squares in The Dead Pool 1988 , which was the final installment of the Dirty Harry franchise. Bruce is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Grace Connelly , but he also has a mild crush on his co-worker, Susan Ortega. The producers noted that the number 776-2323 was not in use in the area code , which was never specified on screen in the film's story but did not check anywhere else. Some would end world hunger, some would make world peace, and other would just fix the problems in their own lives. But few people would ever consider the burden and awesome responsibility of the universe's most absolute power.
God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Perhaps the scene-stealer of the film is the sidesplitting job done by the Daily Show's Steve Carell. Carrey delivers just the right mix of comedy with a touch of the Spirit. Carrey also did Eastwood impressions earlier in his stand up career. God agrees, and Bruce awakens in the hospital, shortly after being miraculously revived by his doctors. Another film, in which he does an Eastwood impression, is The Mask 1994 , where he attacks a group of thieves at a nightclub with fake guns. This is obviously due to Bruce misusing his new found powers, and showing no respect for others.
Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Aniston are also enjoyable in their roles as God and Bruce's girlfriend, Grace, respectively. He meets God and is given all the powers of God. Initially skeptical until discovering his powers in a local diner, Bruce soon becomes jubilant with the powers, using them for personal gain such as getting revenge on the street gang that assaulted him earlier. Known for his way out antics and facial expressions, Carrey combines those talents with a genuine acting ability that sells his performance. It was reported that Jennifer Aniston, who was standing with her back to the crane, didn't see it toppling towards her and Jim Carrey pushed her out of the way in time to avert a serious accident. For the video release, this number was changed to 555-0123.
Jennifer Aniston has since denied that she was even there. Instead of having the usual 555 prefix used in movies and television, a phone number used by God Morgan Freeman was an actual phone number in many U. When Bruce is about to get his job back, he tells Jack that he Bruce needed some time to reassess his goals and find his true self. At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. A newscaster for the Channel 7 Eyewitness News complains about how God has only made his life a total waste. He re-encounters God, who explains that the voices are prayers to God, and that Bruce must deal with them.
As he reads them, another prayer from Grace arrives, this one wishing not to be in love with Bruce anymore. He tries to use his powers to convince Grace to stay, but cannot influence her free will. At the party where Bruce is celebrating his new anchor position, he can be seen to momentarily lean on a golden calf. What would you do if someone did not believe in you? As Bruce looks around, he realizes that automatically granting everyone's prayers has plunged the world into chaos. . The home video and television versions changed it to the fictional 555-0123. Although Shadyac returned to direct the sequel, neither Carrey nor Aniston was involved with the film, and Carrey's character, Bruce, is never mentioned in the film.
The only provisions are that Bruce cannot tell anyone he is God and he cannot interfere with anyone's free will. But let us hope for Jim's case, God doth have a sense of humor. Written by Whether or not a person believes in God, most people have thought they could make things better if they ran the world. God gives Bruce two rules that he must follow: Bruce cannot tell anyone else that he is God, and Bruce cannot use his powers to interfere with. This is not a Jim Carrey comedy where he talks from his rear but a comedy that also examines a serious nature of life and show's Carrey has evolved as an actor. Due to the awesome story-line film scored 6. This causes Bruce himself to aggressively and insanely criticize the station during his first live report at , and he is promptly fired.