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"A comedy of biblical proportions"
  • PG
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.4  (154,314)
  • 37

Evan Almighty is a comedy-drama movie released in 2007, directed by Tom Shadyac, and produced by Spyglass Entertainment. It's a story about a Congressman named Evan Baxter (played by Steve Carell), who decides to quit his political career to fulfill God's wish, which he believes is to build an ark, just like Noah. The film also stars Morgan Freeman and Lauren Graham in supporting roles.

The movie starts with Evan being elected as a Congressman, and he moves to a new neighborhood with his wife, Joan (portrayed by Lauren Graham), and their three kids. At his new job, Evan meets God (Morgan Freeman) and is given the mission to build an ark. God tasks Evan with telling the world that a great flood is coming, and he needs to build an ark to save his family and pairs of every species of animal. Though initially, Evan dismisses the idea as a silly joke, he eventually gives in to God's wish as he starts to experience an unusual transformation which turns his life upside down.

As Evan starts to work on the ark, he is ridiculed by his colleagues, neighbors, and even his own family, who think he's lost his mind. Evan also faces opposition from the media and a group of developers who are planning to build in the area. However, Evan gets the support of a construction company who takes up the task of building the ark. Soon, hundreds of animals start to show up in his house, and Evan starts to embark on a journey of self-discovery, learning the importance of faith, trust, and family.

Apart from the main storyline, the movie also infuses several subplots, including Evan's wife Joan struggling to adjust to the new neighborhood, and how their children cope with their father's bizarre behavior. One of the more exciting subplots is the story of Evan's secretary, Rita (Wanda Sykes), who provides a lot of comic relief in the movie.

Evan Almighty is a sequel to the hit comedy, Bruce Almighty, and Steve Carell reprises his role as Evan Baxter in this sequel. However, this movie is more focused on Evan, as he is given the opportunity to be the lead actor, with a strong supporting cast. The film is shot beautifully and captures stunning visuals, especially in the scenes where the construction of the ark takes place.

The movie's pacing is well-balanced, with plenty of jokes and light-hearted moments, combined with serious drama and thought-provoking themes. Evan Almighty does not compromise its religious themes, albeit in a light-hearted and humorous way. The movie is also quite family-friendly, with the humor being appropriate for a broad audience. The film's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with John Debney's score providing an excellent back-up to the story.

In conclusion, Evan Almighty is a heart-warming, family-friendly comedy that showcases Steve Carell's excellent talent as a leading actor. The film explores themes of faith, family, and love, and it's all combined with a great sense of humor, making it a movie worth watching. The chemistry between Steve Carell, Lauren Graham, and Morgan Freeman is terrific, providing a healthy balance of comedy and drama in equal measure. The message of the movie is clear- it's important to stay true to oneself, even if it means taking a leap of faith. Overall, Evan Almighty is a delightful movie that deserves its place as one of the best comedies of the 2000s.

Evan Almighty is a 2007 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 37.

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