Bruce Almighty

2003 PG-13 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD

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Bruce Almighty

2003 PG-13 1h 42m Blu-ray / DVD
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At the end of the worst day in his life, television reporter Bruce Nolan angrily ridicules God -- and the Almighty responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers. The question is, can Bruce improve on perfection?
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French, English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Jim Carrey
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Philip Baker Hall
  • Catherine Bell
  • Lisa Ann Walter
  • Steve Carell
  • Nora Dunn
  • Eddie Jemison
  • Paul Satterfield
  • Mark Kiely
  • Sally Kirkland
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Bruce Almighty is a 2003 Jim Carrey movie concerned with fate, prayer, and spirituality. In spite of these loftier themes, it's still a Jim Carrey comedy, with hammy physical humor, profanity, and sexual humor and content. For example, given God-like power, Carrey's Bruce immediately uses the power to make a woman's dress rise up on the street, then has a monkey come out of the rear end of one of the thugs who had previously beaten him up. A recurring joke in the movie concerns Bruce's dog and his inability to be properly house-trained; as "God," Bruce has his dog use the toilet. All in all, Carrey's humor is a bizarre, incongruous pairing with deeper themes of spirituality.

Sexual Content

With supernatural powers, a man raises a woman's dress on the street, exposing her panties. During foreplay, this same man uses these powers to work up his girlfriend into a highly aroused state. Later, he points at his girlfriend's breasts and says that they've gotten bigger. References to breasts being "perky," jokes about Playboy and Penthouse Forum magazine.

Violence

A character gets beat up by thugs after trying to defend a homeless man. A character is hit by a semi-truck. While not paying attention while driving, a character drives into a streetlight and wrecks his car.

Language

Frequent profanity: "f--kers," "s--t," "ass," "hell." A character uses the middle finger gesture.

Social Behavior

Bruce learns to not blame fate or God for everything that goes wrong with his life and his career, and that his actions, no matter how well-intended, have consequences. The positive messages are undermined by a turnaround that doesn't feel entirely sincere.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink wine at dinner, but do not act intoxicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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