Shadyac's direction plays a key role to this visually comedic movie. It is filled with teen and adult humor that fans have come to expect from this genre. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. Morgan Freeman offers up plenty of wisdom in the role of God. Then Bruce gets a shot at anchorman, only to have it underhandedly stolen by Evan Baxter.
But without Carrey, it would kinda feel like a It's a Wonderful Life wannabe. He is frustrated with the morning traffic, he wants more in life, and he wants God to make it happen. Still, he's a megastar within the genre, and he's proven with a few scattered titles that there's more to him than just his wacky visage. He has fun with his powers while making sure the best things work out for him. He not only offers Bruce the chance to take his job, but also is ready to help him out when he runs into trouble or needs advice. Koren and O'Keefe not only manage to keep the theatre laughing but give God a human face. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy.
The movie is not only funny but it also looks at the seriousness of what it really means to be God. The scenes that involve the news station are easily the funniest in the entire film, such as the scene when Bruce loses his temper about the anchor position, the Jimmy Hoffa scene who was conveniently buried with an original birth certificate and a complete set of dental records , the scene where Bruce's rival colleague is made to go nuts on camera, and my favorites, the ones at the beginning and the end involving the local bakery's cooking. But then, it's said Wanda Sykes can get laughs just reading a phone book. In that case, it wasn't too hard to predict that he was about to have a handful of angry hoodlums, but I like that the movie suggests that things like that shouldn't be ignored. Sure, clarity is fairly nice, and there are several instances of colors popping, but they're quickly countered by scenes where they fall flat.
I found this highly amusing. His girlfriend Grace Jennifer Aniston tries to comfort him, but Bruce eventually ends up taking his anger out on God. The movie has plenty of time for Carrey to deliver some excellent jokes, such as when he says to God who reveals that he's the janitor, the proprietor, the electrician, etc that his Christmas parties must be real bashes, and to be careful about drinking, because on of him might need a ride home! The results were not very promising, so it's nice to see someone in the movies setting a good example. Jim Carrey plays the part of Bruce Nolan, the nice guy mentioned above whose entire life seems to be falling apart. Despite feeling a bit front-heavy, John Debney's musical score enhances the soundfield on several occasions, and ambient effects are used often for a few moments of immersion. Well, this movie is hardly sacred, but it also is not sacrilegious, at least not to any great extent. She gives a heartfelt performance and makes you forget you're watching a movie, she and Carrey feel very much like a real couple.
He lives with his beautiful girlfriend, Grace Anniston , and you can tell right off the bat that they love each other, but the relationship is on fairly shaky ground. She loves Bruce and will stick with him no matter how much of a jerk he can be. Widescreen Enhanced ; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5. Skin tones appear healthy and natural, but they don't show any real fine texture in the complexions, even in close-ups. Carell plays Bruce's main antagonist, Evan Baxter. Meanwhile, brightness levels can't seem to find an even balance, with a few exterior sequences displaying some ugly black crush.
The step-by-step fashion in which we meet the challenges of being God is much better than clustering his problems together, and is able to hide itself fairly well. When he does it for long stretches of time, his schtick feels like a bloated, over-inflated extravaganza of silly faces and ridiculous pratfalls. Contrast is also average, yet whites veer between crisp and overblown. It's an idea that's very entertaining, even if the jokes are less easy than the previous premise. Jennifer Aniston also once again provides an excellent addition to the movie as she did in the side-splitting Office Space as Bruce's girlfriend, who becomes increasingly exasperated by Bruce's growing stress about his life as well as his negligence to ask her to marry him.
Freeman plays God with a humanistic yet sympathetic quality. In the end, 'Bruce' is another simple, throwaway comedy in which Jim Carrey does very little to surprise or impress. I love his line that some of the happiest people in the world come home smelling to high heaven at the end of the day. Carrey delivers just the right mix of comedy with a touch of the Spirit. With 2003's 'Bruce Almighty', it seemed the cartoon-actor tried to mesh the two sides of his personality ever so slightly.
As you probably know from hearing about this movie in the first place, Carrey's pitch-perfect acting stays in character which, luckily enough, is him , and controls and gives atmosphere to the movie scene by scene. Or even better, it seems to be breaking up by the blows of bad luck like an asteroid entering the atmosphere a little metaphor that comes up when Bruce miraculously finds himself a gigantic news story later in the film. Without him, the humour would turn flat, as humour is half execution. Despite offering some technical insights, his comments vary from scene to scene, and they seem to have this strange effect of producing yawns. It's religious tie-ins if rushed are quite smart and it's very well directed visually with a great use of music and keeping a steady pace.
Most audiences can identify with his aggravation because most have been where Bruce has been. Perhaps the scene-stealer of the film is the sidesplitting job done by the Daily Show's Steve Carell. God is the Boss, the Holy Spirit is the Electrician, and Jesus Christ is the Janitor. It has its moments, but this film is ultimately unsatisfying. God takes up the challenge and asks Carrey if he can do better.
Steve Carell is a master of subtle comedy -- the comedy of character nuances. At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. I'll give you the low down. It is good to see these kind of movies as a family outing and feel good when you see your family members smiling after the movie. Yes, Jim Carrey has the powers of God for a while, but he is not God. Not solely relying on his performers, he also implements several sight gags.