• Evan Almighty (2007)

Evan Almighty

Release Date: June 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2007

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Newscaster Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves Buffalo behind when he wins a seat in Congress. Moving his wife (Lauren Graham) and family to northern Virginia, he seems to have it made, then God (Morgan Freeman) throws a crisis of biblical proportions at his feet: The Lord wants him to build an ark and line up all the animals two-by-two in preparation for a flood.

Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, John Michael Higgins, Jonah Hill, Molly Shannon

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Shady Acres Entertainment, Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2000s , Wife , Police officer , Son , Quest , Rescue , Car , Madcap , Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Carell is getting quite good as these everyman characters but lacks the audacity of, say, a Carrey or a Robin Williams. He is making comedy out of dullness. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This is movie-making by and for dummies, a sappy little bible story, blissed out on its own ineptitude. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ultimately, Evan Almighty is too sappy, too sanctimonious. show more

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