A run of bad luck ends with TV reporter Bruce  (Jim Carrey) blaming all his disasters on God (Morgan Freeman). So the Almighty, showing off his sense of humour, decides to have a little break and hands over all his powers to the whingeing Bruce.

At first, he can hardly believe his luck as he parts his soup, teaches his dog to use the toilet and lift the seat and enhances the bust of partner Jennifer Aniston.

But then the difficult stuff starts, as the pleas from the public mount up… It’s a very funny film and Carrey and Freeman are heavenly, though it could have pushed its great idea further.