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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$100,289,690 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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This is a somewhat strange attempt to reintroduce the biblical story of Noah's Ark.
26 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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