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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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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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$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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For a cloudburst scene, it took hours to raise a pipework "rain rig" by crane over the Ark and then to position the hundreds of extras and set the equipment. After a practice take, the filmmakers saw an attractive cloud which they hoped to use as background while Evan speaks -except that the rain rig would be in the shot. During the hour it took to move away the cranes, of course the cloud moved away. The area was reset for the cloudburst scene (another hour) and by then the day's sunlight was spent. The scene was put off for another day. See more »

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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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Congressmen: [reciting the Pledge] I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands-
[God suddenly appears right next to Evan]
God: One Nation, under Me, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
[looks at Evan]
God: How long you wanna do this son? I've got all eternity.
[Evan faints on spot]
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Waiting on the World to Change
Written by John Mayer
Performed by John Mayer
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Steve Carell Does the Best he can with a Mediocre Script,
29 July 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Evan Almighty is a good movie with a very promising storyline that definitely could have been done better,and a good comedic cast.The movie is a spin-off to Bruce Almighty focusing on Steve Carell's character Evan Baxter,although in this the character is a lot more likable than Evan was previously.The script was certainly nothing outstanding and there was nothing extremely funny in this,but Carell did the best he could with this script and certainly improved on it,I also really enjoyed seeing Morgan Freeman reprise his role as God.Its nowhere near as good as Bruce Almighty and Jim Carrey's absence won't go unnoticed but Evan Almighty is still an enjoyable movie with some funny parts and also some surprisingly great special effects,I would recommend it to watch if you ever see it on television and have some time to kill.

A congressman looking to change the world for the better is assigned by God to build an ark and gather two of every animal.

Best Performance: Steve Carell Worst Performance: John Michael Higgins

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