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Evan Almighty (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  22 June 2007 (USA)
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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.



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Buffalo newsman Evan Baxter is elected to Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He lucks into a huge house in a new Virginia suburb. His Capitol office is also fantastic, but there's a catch: he's tapped by the powerful Congressman Long to co-sponsor a bill to allow development in national parks. In steps God, who appears to a disbelieving Evan and gently commands him to build an ark. Tools and wood arrive in Evan's yard, animal pairs follow, his beard and hair grow wildly, nomad's clothes and a staff appear. Long grows impatient, Evan starts building, his family leaves him, reporters gather, and drought grips D.C. Still, Evan believes. But will he change the world? Written by <>

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Why are all of these animals following Evan Baxter? God only knows. See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2  »

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,192,615 (USA) (22 June 2007)


$100,289,690 (USA) (28 September 2007)

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Tom Shadyac considered several women for the role of Evan's wife, including Lisa Kudrow. See more »


The European map on the wall in the hallway is totally incorrect. Portugal seems to be part of Spain, Turkey is smaller, there's a new country on eastern Mediterranean and Northern African countries are dislocated. See more »


Eugene: [to Evan] I love you!... I mean, I think we should hang out socially... I have a new ping pong table.
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Waiting on the World to Change
Written by John Mayer
Performed by John Mayer
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Don't expect "Bruce Almighty" all over again.
12 March 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Evan Almighty generated a lot of hype before its release. A lot of people loved Bruce Almighty, and were expecting something just a zany and hilarious in Evan Almighty. Most of them were disappointed: this movie was received negatively by most critics and audiences alike. Well, I liked it! First of all, this movie has been misunderstood, because it was mismarketed. It was marketed as a hilarious sequel to Bruce Almighty (and the trailer made it look that way, too). But, to be perfectly honest, this is more of a family film than a comedy. But it is a really good family film.

This film had a lot of potential for comedy. It delivered at times, but not consistently. It also had two very crude toilet humour jokes involving male genitalia (just the word, though, nothing beyond that). I will freely admit, this isn't nearly as hilarious a comedy as the original. But it's good in its own right.

Morgan Freeman's scenes as God were excellently written and performed! One scene in particular, in a restaurant, was really touching and moving. Freeman is really a terrific actor, I'm glad they cast him as God. The performances in this movie were, overall, great. (Although it's a lot of fun watching the young kid unable to resist looking into the camera when pointing out two doves to his dad.) So, all in all, Evan Almighty is not "almighty" but it's still "alrighty".

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