A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
Simon J. Smith
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.
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
Much of the concept of this script and the amazing ArkAlmighty.com project it resulted in is based on the work of author and church planter, Steve Sjogren. At the time the screenwriters were fascinated with Sjogren's book, "Conspiracy of Kindness." At he end of the film Sjogren is mentioned as a creative consultant in the credits. See more »
In the movie's opening scene, Evan Baxter anchors one more newscast before leaving for his new job as a U.S. Congressman. In reality, this would create a conflict of interest. By Federal law, Baxter would have to resign as a news anchor prior to launching his campaign, or the TV station would have to provide free equal time to his opponents. See more »
Why do you sound like Evan Baxter but look like a Bee Gee?
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This is a somewhat strange attempt to reintroduce the biblical story of Noah's Ark.
We've all heard the mythical and intense story of Noah's Ark. Basically, God calls upon a really old guy to build a giant ship and save two of every single species on the planet by boarding them upon the ship. Why would God do this? Because he is going to create a giant flood to destroy all of mankind. Christians will tell you there's a superb meaning behind the chaos, the really dumb ones saying it's real. Enter the great Steve Carrell. Transferring from the greatest comedy TV series at the time, "The Office," Carrell plays Evan Baxter, who somehow gets elected into Congress with the slogan, "Change the world." He moves into a huge house and his Capitol office is also fantastic. Arriving now is the conflict: a bill to allow development in national parks is developing. In steps God (Oddly, Morgan Freeman), who gently commands Evan 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. On paper, this is the chemical equation for one pathetic drama. Luckily for families, it's the type of film that fuses comical humor by using the availability of the animals to distract us from the seemingly ridiculous concept of the film. We have our first Noah's ark movie right here, and it's a comedy with a big dose of heart. It doesn't work though. Carrell tries to prove he's not just a dimwitted and brilliantly funny Michael Scott by overacting and shouting. He gives a very uncomfortable performance. Morgan Freeman must have deep anxiety if he feels that after all the tremendous work he has done in legendary films such as, "The Shawshank Redemption" he needs to now do worthless family films. "Evan Almighty" has a good intention, but taking a two-page biblical story about a devastating subject that's complete crap, and turning it into a family film just doesn't settle well with me.
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