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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Did You Know?


Like the studio version of the Titanic (1997), the Ark was only finished on one side. While the starboard side had hull-planking and painted detail, the port side was left rough. See more »


The brown dog is called a boy throughout the movie, when it is in fact a female dog. See more »


Evan Baxter: [he enters his new office] This is nice.
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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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Mighty Mediocre
22 June 2007 | by (Apopka, Florida) – See all my reviews

Steve Carell reprises his role as Evan Baxter in this sequel to Bruce Almighty.

Evan Almighty jumps right into the mix of things with little build up. Right off the bat we find out that news anchor Evan Baxter has segued his career into one of political aspirations. Soon after being elected to the United States Congress under a slogan painting him as a politician out to change the world, God (Morgan Freeman) commissions Baxter to build an ark in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the history of the area.

In a predictable move the area townspeople antagonize Baxter as he begins the construction of the ark. Baxter's reputation is further soiled by the fact that his political career is being looked as a joke when he starts wearing sack cloth on a regular basis, and animals of all kinds are following him around in pairs. Baxter's boss Congressman Long, who once supported him quickly, becomes the antagonist as the people begin to turn against Baxter.

Evan Almighty is predictable on every turn, and has enough humor to satisfy. The animals do their part to provide a fair share of fecal humor. Morgan Freeman offers up plenty of wisdom in the role of God. Steve Carell does an exceptionally adequate job of delivering very humorous dialogue, which in his style is sure to be adlibbed in great part. The sheer amounts of animals in this film are overwhelming and a treat to behold. Overall the storyline and humor feel very cliché. Evan Almighty was a mild success, but just does not offer anything special apart from a few good laughs. Parents with children will get their money's worth out of this, but for everyone else it is a worthwhile rental.

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