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Evan Almighty (2007)

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

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22 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Bruce Almighty 2  »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Evan's wife's name is Joan. This is an allusion to a popular joke combining the names of French freedom fighter Joan of Arc and Noah's Ark, which are obviously two very different stories. See more »

Goofs

A freshman member of Congress would not move his family to the Washington area, and would not purchase a large house. Congressman are required to maintain residency within the state in which they were elected. A freshman Congressman would likely rent a small apartment, or (like Representative Jason Chaffetz) sleep in his office. See more »

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[first lines]
Susan Ortega: And that's the news. But before we sign off, we'd like to thank our very own Evan Baxter, who has just been elected Buffalo's representative to Congress. And now we have a surprise for Evan.
Evan Baxter: No, you don't.
Susan Ortega: We do.
Evan Baxter: Oh, no. I really didn't expect this.
Susan Ortega: Here's a look back at his run for office.
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The Department of Homeland Security's cooperation and assistance does not reflect an endorsement of the contents of the film or the treatment of the characters therein. See more »


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This Land Is Your Land
Written by Woody Guthrie
Performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Courtesy of Sony BMG Masterworks
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A good family movie, far from being 'haha' funny.
20 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Although I enjoy Steve Carrell's work, Evan the Almighty, like so many other overdone films turned out to be a lot worse than I hoped it would be.

This turned out to be a cheesy family movie, the kind that employ famous comedian to improve their image, but ultimately fail to deliver.

The usual Carell's dorky humour is almost absent from the movie and though he did make me chuckle a few times, there was nothing hilarious about him in Evan the Almighty.

His 3 kids, although were probably somehow important for a biblical character, were really quite useless in the movie and terrible actors. Even his wife, was somewhat of a third leg for such a simple storyline.

Spending so much money on making a comedy was a huge mistake. Although, Carell's career might profit from this movie, there's no real reason to go see it.

If only there was a little less of his family, a little more of Carell, Molly Shannon and maybe some other SNL cast, it could have actually been a lot more entertaining.

4/10 for a few chuckles here and there.


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