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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.

Director:

Tom Shadyac

Writers:

Steve Oedekerk (screenplay), Steve Oedekerk (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Evan Baxter
Morgan Freeman ... God
Lauren Graham ... Joan Baxter
Johnny Simmons ... Dylan Baxter
Graham Phillips ... Jordan Baxter
Jimmy Bennett ... Ryan Baxter
John Goodman ... Congressman Long
Wanda Sykes ... Rita
John Michael Higgins ... Marty
Jonah Hill ... Eugene
Molly Shannon ... Eve Adams
Harve Presnell ... Congressman Burrows
P.J. Byrne ... Evan's Staffer
Ralph Louis Harris ... Evan's Staffer (as Ralph Harris)
Arden Myrin ... Evan's Staffer
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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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A comedy of biblical proportions See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruce Almighty 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,192,615, 24 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,462,298

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,418,781
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Evan Baxter's kids (Dylan, Jordan, and Ryan) are named after Michael Bostick's own kids. They are also relatively the same age. See more »

Goofs

Members of Congress' offices are not that huge and their staff is not that large. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in The Question Jury: Episode #2.15 (2017) See more »

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Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A good family movie, far from being 'haha' funny.
20 July 2007 | by Anton PetrovSee 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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