Film Review——Bruce Almighty (2003)
God has always been regarded as an omnipotent being. Imagine, what would happen if you are the god? Have you ever thought that the power of god is already inside of you? The 2003 comedy film, Bruce Almighty, explores such theme when Bruce Nolan, an ordinary news reporter, is given the power of god for a week. The film stars Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman, and is directed by Tom Shadyac.
The films tells the story of Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) , a light news field reporter, who is fired after his longed promotion to anchorman is passed over to his colleague, and criticizes the TV station on a live report. He complains god for being the one who didn’t do his job properly. He is then called by god, who gives him his powers to see if Bruce can do a better job than he does. Being omnipotent, Bruce uses his power for personal objectives, but his power can't help him anymore when his girlfriend, Grace (Jennifer Aniston), saw him kissing with his co-anchor. Since he can't change Grace's free will, and finds the city in chaos because of his actions, he goes to god for help, who tells Bruce to "be the miracle". Bruce starts to solve his problems practically, and answers people's prayers seriously. He reads Grace's prayer, only to find out that Grace doesn't want to love him anymore. The heart-broken Bruce is then hit by a lorry, and meets god. God asks him what Bruce wants the most, which Bruce admits that he hopes Grace will find her happiness. He is then seen in hospital, where he reconciles with Grace. They are later engaged, and Bruce is enjoying his usual light news reporting.
While the audience may find the film interesting and funny, I myself find it entertaining too, but just a “better than average” comedy..
The plot is easy to understand, its exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and ending are very clear. While this films comes with a clear plot, it is not logical compared to the physics of...
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