Bruce Almighty script
Synopsis: Bruce Nolan's (Jim Carrey) career in TV has been stalled for a while, and when he's passed over for a coveted anchorman position, he loses it, complaining that God is treating him poorly. Soon after, God (Morgan Freeman) actually contacts Bruce and offers him all of his powers if he thinks he can do a better job. Bruce accepts and goes on a spree, using his new-found abilities for selfish, personal use until he realizes that the prayers of the world are going unanswered.

INT. KOWOLSKI'S BAKERY - KITCHEN - DAY

A news crew shuttles around a GIGANTIC COOKIE. Standing by

are the KOWOLSKI BROTHERS, GUSTOV and VOL, two SHORT, STOCKY,

MEN, along with MOTHER KOWOLSKI and other bakery family

employees. A "30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY" sign hangs in the

background.

BRUCE NOLAN looks into a make-up mirror, desperately trying

to place a large segment of wayward hair.

BRUCE:

Oh, God, no! The hair's wrong.

This is a bad sign.

(calling out)

We really need to get a make-up

person?!

The segment producer, ALLY LOMAN, steps over.

ALLY:

Not in the budget. And not to *

*

worry, you're going to look great

in this.

She holds out a HAIR NET.

BRUCE:

A hair net? I'm not wearing a hair

net. I just did the hair.

ALLY:

(matter of fact)

Health code. In the kitchen or

around the cookie, you gotta have

it.

BRUCE:

(to crew:
re hair net)

You guy's should tell me this

before hand, this is like a huge

waste of...moose.

Bruce spreads the hair net, bends down out of frame, comes up

looking ridiculous and very disgruntled.

BRUCE:

Remind me to swing by an elementary *

school after this and serve lunch.

Ally laughs.

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ALLY:

You're a thing of beauty. In

three, two, one. . .

Bruce SNAPS from pissed to instant charismatic TV newsman.

(Note:
Whenever Bruce speaks on camera he speaks in his

"REPORTER'S VOICE" - that recognizable, too-smooth delivery

that all news reporters seem to have. In mathematical terms

Bruce's version is to the 7th power.)

BRUCE:

For three decades the Kowolski

Family Bakery has been a mainstay

in downtown Buffalo. Known for

their sinfully rich, cream filled,

deep fried polski pierogis. And

the occasional sugar induced coma

that follows. Today, in honor of

their 30 year anniversary, Momma

Kowolski and her sons Gustov and

Vol, decided to do something, a

little bit different. Tell me

guys, how did this idea come about?

GUSTOV:

Well, Vol said to me, 'Gustov, why

don't we make the biggest chocolate

chip cookie in Buffalo?' And I

said, 'Yeah, sure.'

BRUCE:

Wow. Fascinating.

Bruce steps up to the HUGE COOKIE.

BRUCE:

The previous Buffalo cookie record

was 3 feet, 17 inches baked by

Gladys Pelsnick. But this behemoth

cookie clearly proving that Gustov

and Vol have much more free time.

The Kowolski brothers and all celebrate in the background,

toasting with big mugs of milk. Bruce steps forward, looks

dramatically at camera, slow zoom in as he speaks.

BRUCE (CONT'D)

As we witness the ceremonial

toasting with milk it makes one

pause and think. What are we

really looking at here?

(MORE)

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Steve Koren

Steve Koren is an American screenwriter. He co-wrote the movies Bruce Almighty, Click, Superstar, and A Night at the Roxbury, and wrote for Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld. more…

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