The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
Bruce Almighty (2004)
"When Bruce encounters God, He entrusts the world to Bruce. He finds his faith is tested... In a sense Bruce has to do what Zachariah ultimately has to do when they ask him what his son's name will be and Zachariah says, 'his name is John' and his tongue is loosened. In a parallel way, Bruce has to come before God, admit his limitations and accept what God wants. By doing that he brings peace into his own life."
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Fr Peter's review
Bruce Almighty - Review 45.50 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.