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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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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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Box Office


$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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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 »


Members of Congress still have regular license plates on their personal vehicle. They usually place their Congressional plates on the dash as they change vehicles. See more »


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A little too Politically Correct
10 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, the movie is OK, but not great in any way... but

Why are the Congressmen and Congresswomen in the cast citied as Congressperson(s). This is totally beyond me. Why is IMDb succumbing to political correctness? Only John Goodman is citied as a Congressman. I'm really surprised that they citied Morgan Freeman as GOD, since citing GOD is not politically correct in this day and age. IMDb is always touting guidelines for postings, but they themselves are being politically correct. When will they truly take a stand and cite the people for what they play as characters.

The biggest joke of posting a comment is "Your review does not contain enough lines - the minimumlength for reviews is 10 lines of text". I should be able to write a review or statement without this requirement.

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