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At Theaters: 6/22/2007 On Video: 10/9/2007
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479984
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God (Morgan Freeman) appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions...
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This comedy is aimed at a family audience, perhaps alienating star Steve Carell's more mature fans. There are lots of animals and digital effects, as well as silly slapstick that will play well to the young.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Steve Carell LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, OVER THE HEDGE
Morgan Freeman LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, AN UNFINISHED LIFE
Lauren Graham BECAUSE I SAID SO, THE PACIFIER, BAD SANTA
John Goodman BEYOND THE SEA, THE JUNGLE BOOK 2, MONSTERS, INC.
John Michael Higgins FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, BEST IN SHOW
Jimmy Bennett POSEIDON, FIREWALL
Wanda Sykes BARNYARD: THE ORIGINAL PARTY ANIMALS
Jonah Hill ACCEPTED
Director: Tom Shadyac BRUCE ALMIGHTY, DRAGONFLY, PATCH ADAMS
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Production Notes Heading
The Next Chapter In The Almighty Series
Live Animals Of Evan Almighty
God's Funniest Mammals
Ark Building For Dummies
Visual Effects
Ecological Almighty
Makeup And Costumes
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: One big flood sequence.
COMEDY: Silly slapstick; kid humor; animal humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Evan Almighty is amusing in pieces but, taken as a whole, it offers little, and the morality lesson is galling.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average Evan Almighty, which turns Steve Carell into a modern-day Noah, might amuse the youngest members of the audience with its wide assortment of animals, but for those of us who would see it for its impressive human cast, it is nothing but a disappointment.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 141 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
15
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
16
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
37
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
50
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 141 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING OPINIONS from all ages, both male and female! The critics certainly missed it on this one. Everyone loved "Evan Almighty." A wonderful, heartwarming, funny, feel-good movie for the whole family. DON'T MISS IT!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Newly elected to Congress, Evan has left Buffalo behind to shepherd his wife, Joan (LAUREN GRAHAM), and three sons— Dylan (JOHNNY SIMMONS), Jordan (GRAHAM PHILLIPS) and Ryan (JIMMY BENNETT)—to the suburban town of Huntsville, Virginia, where they will begin the next chapter of their lives.

As the Baxters become ensconced in their enormous home nestled within the pristine hills of northern Virginia, Evan prepares for his first day on the job as the freshman congressman from New York. The casually spiritual politico offers a prayer to God to "change the world.” Little does he know that The Man upstairs already has big plans for him.

Invited to co-sponsor a high-profile bill by one of the House's most powerful members, Congressman Long (JOHN GOODMAN), Evan is sure that his prayers have been answered. His crackerjack team of aides—assistant Rita (WANDA SYKES), chief of staff Marty (JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS) and intern Eugene (JONAH HILL)—couldn't be more thrilled at this opportunity, although Evan realizes it will take him away from his oft-neglected family. However conflicted, power is important to Evan, and so he accepts the offer.

Almost immediately, odd things begin occurring, and the self-centered representative's life becomes officially turned upside down. From mysterious deliveries of ancient tools and large parcels of wood to curious stalkings by birds of every feather, Evan is certain he's losing it. His certain descent into comic confusion culminates with a visit from a tall stranger claiming to be God who has one simple, albeit ludicrous, command: Evan must build an ark to prepare his friends and family for a mighty flood. With the help of his three boys and armed with a first edition "Ark Building for Dummies,” Evan begrudgingly begins to build the ship, not knowing what's in store once it's completed. To his utter dismay, animals of all shapes and sizes begin appearing two by two, until a menagerie of God's creatures inhabits the wooded forest surrounding his home.

That's not the only thing changing. Evan's normally manicured appearance heads south as his befuddled wife observes him transforming into a barely recognizable bearded, longhaired, robe-wearing weirdo. No amount of trimming, tussling or trickery keeps the beard from growing…and growing.

Despite being on the verge of losing everything he previously held precious, Evan continues to build for the flood that will either destroy the land or prove to be a figment of his imagination. And while all around him shake their heads and stare, one man must discover whether he is having an extraordinary midlife crisis or is truly onto something of biblical proportions...

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