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Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey, Bruce Almighty
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Why we can't wait to see ''Bruce Almighty''

THE STORY The year's first BIG film without a famous character or a sequel number after the title has a simple but compelling premise. A man loses faith. So God gives him almighty power for one day, and challenges him to do better. Silly Putty-faced Jim Carrey is that man.

THE GOODIES Jennifer Aniston (as Carrey's girlfriend) with a divine boob augmentation (''Do they look bigger to you?''). Plus, Jim Carrey, unleashed from the restraints of ''The Majestic.''

CREATIVE CASTING Morgan Freeman, who has already played the President in 1998's ''Deep Impact,'' plays the next best thing: God.

BURNING QUESTION Given the same power, what would YOU do?

TREND WATCH Jokes about animals using the toilet. This film's toilet-trained dog continues the tradition of Jinx the cat in ''Meet the Parents.''

COULD BE The greatest comedy about the guy upstairs since ''Oh, God! You Devil.'' Or... God save us, another stinker from director Tom Shadyac (''Patch Adams,'' ''Dragonfly'').

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003