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Saturday, July 19, 2008

SNMR 5.6: "Bruce Almighty"

Tonight's SNMR feature is "Bruce Almighty" (2003, PG-13, 101 minutes), starring Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell and Catherine Bell. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac.

PLOT SUMMARY: Bruce Nolan (Carrey) is a television reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. In a life-altering encounter, the Big Guy Upstairs (Freeman) endows Bruce with all of his divine powers and challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better.

MY THOUGHTS: I've never been a huge fan of Jim Carrey. That being said, he seems to star in roles that are tailored to his very physical comedic style. This is a good thing because it would be hard to take Carrey seriously if he were to have a serious role in a dramatic film. I don't have to tell you that I'm a Jennifer Aniston fan (oops!!) because you already know that. This isn't her best role, but its certainly not her worst. She does nothing to mess it up, either. What can I say about Morgan Freeman? One of the best actors working today does a fantastic job in his role as God. I don't know of a lousy movie that he has been in or gives anything less than a top notch performance. Carrey's performance is enhanced in that this is the third film he and director Tom Shadyac have done together ("Liar Liar" and "Ace Ventura"), and they work well together. The script is good, but not great.

All in all a decent waste of 102 minutes of your valuable time.

*** out of *****



At 20 July, 2008 07:41, Blogger American Guy said...

I'm not a huge fan either, but he's actually not a bad serious actor. You really must see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - he was brilliant! Except for one scene where he is obviously mugging for the camera and playing for yucks but falls flat

At 20 July, 2008 19:41, Blogger green said...

Well, he was also good in Truman Show and that was not a flat out comical role. Point being he generally stars in films that lend themselves to his comic talents.

I've seen "Spotless Mind" in the store and have been tempted to buy it on a number of occasions but either the price hasn't been right or they've only had it in full screen version, which I don't do if the widescreen version is available.

At 20 July, 2008 20:03, Blogger scribe said...

Carey is actually a phenomenal dramatic actor.

At 21 July, 2008 05:41, Blogger DaBich said...

I'm a fan, no need to convince me.

At 21 July, 2008 15:21, Blogger scribe said...

Then why aren't you on our movie blog defending his other movie?


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