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?
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- Tom Shadyac
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French, EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; director's commentary; "The Process of Jim" featurette; outtakes; cast and crew information; DVD-ROM features.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; "The Process of Jim" featurette; director's commentary; deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Tom Shadyac; outtakes; BD Live: Generic Download Center; BD Live: My Scenes Sharing.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink wine at dinner, but do not act intoxicated.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it