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Evan Almighty (2007)

 -  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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Storyline

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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ark | congressman | change | tools | suburb | See more »

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

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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

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22 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,152,349 (UK) (3 August 2007)

Gross:

$100,289,690 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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During the Ark-yard scene in which snarling lions with a "privacy please" sign scare off news reporters, CGI lions were used for safety. Acting as reference "stand-ins" for the absent lions were two large stuffed toy lions. See more »

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Members of Congress park in a garage, not outside. See more »

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Rita: The way things are going, if he gets any crazier, we might end up in the White House.
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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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Far exceeded my expectations
20 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Bruce Almighty. I thought it was brilliant. Knowing this movie lacked Jim Carrey prevented me from seeing the film for a long time. I wish I hadn't done so. Though this film has a very weak IMDb rating, I completely stand by my 9/10 rating. Though the film lacked the comparable humor to Bruce Almighty, and often times any actual humor at all, the plot was creatively written, and the story moved at a very good pace. I am glad I finally got around to seeing this film, and would heavily encourage others to see the film as well. Is it the best film I've seen? No. Is it a film to go out of your way to see? No. But it is not a film worthy of anything below a seven rating. I would watch this film again. I did not see it in theaters, and am more thankful for that. Theatre prices are extremely expensive, and this movie is worth the price of a rental movie. Personally, I do recommend the film!


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