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Evan Almighty (DVD)
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Evan Almighty (DVD)
Advantages: Fun family film
Disadvantages: John Goodman as the bad guy
Newly elected to Congress, Evan Baxter leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God 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...
The story starts when Buffalo news' anchorman, Evan Baxter has just been elected to congress.He wants to change the world Him , his wife Joan and their three sons pack up and move to Viginia to a brand new house on a brand new development.
Once there they find a stray dog hanging about, Evan's sons want to keep the dog and the youngest decides to pray for it. Joan joins in weith the praying and she prays for the family to become closer together. in the middle of the night Evan gets upp and prays for god's help to change the world.
The next day is Evan's first day in his new office, as he leaves the house he finds that a large crate of tools has been delivered to his house. When he arrives at his office one of the other congressmen, Congressmen long approaches Evan to co-sponsor his new bill which will make to possilbe to develope land ihe national parks. Intially Evan agrees but then strange things start to happen to him.
Animals suddenly begin following Evan around, loads of wood is delivered to his home and he finds out he's purchased another eight lots on his developmentwithout even knowing about it.
Then god appears to Evan and asks him to build an Ark beacuse a flood is coming and no matter what Evan does to retaliate or fight it he must build that Ark.
Evan Baxter - Steve Carell (Bruce Almighty)
Joan Baxter - Lauren Graham (Because I Said So)
God - Morgan Freeman (Bruce Almighty)
Congressman Long - John Goodman (Confessions Of A Shopaholic)
Rita - Wanda Sykes (My Super Ex-girlfriend)
Marty - John Michael Higgins (Yes Man)
Eugene - Jonah Hill (Superbad)
Tom Shadyac (Bruce Almighty)
Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty)
I quite enjoyed Bruce Almighty when I saw it so I thought this looked quite good, especially as Steve Carell is on of the best comedy actors around at the moment. I wasn't disappointed.
he acting in the film is pretty average, Steve Carell put in an admirial performance as Evan a man on the edge. Lauren Graham, who I know best from the Gilmore Girls, is quite underated as an actress I think she's really expressive but she wasn't really given her chance to shine here. Wanda Sykes as Rita got a lot of good lines and I was surprised by John Goodman playing a baddie, but not impressed I found him a little on the wooden side.
In compaision to Bruce Almighty, although wrttien and directed by the same team I found the comedy in this movie a lot more subtle and the storyline better.
Some people may find this quite predictable with it beng a feel good movie it's obviousl that there is going to be a happy ending but it's fun and enjoyable and one you can watch with all the family.
Another plus is that you don't have to have seen Bruce Almighty to watch this one.
Running Time 96minutes
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Summary: Modern twist of an ancient tale