At a price tag of $175 million dollars, “Evan Almighty” is the most expensive comedy ever made. And it shows! Most of the money was spent on special effects, which include a huge action sequence of the ark in a flood. And then there are the animals – wow! I couldn’t tell which animals were real and which were computer generated – but it was mighty impressive. This is a sort-of sequel to Bruce Almighty from a few years ago which starred Jim Carrey. In this one, Morgan Freeman once again turns up as God Himself, with a mission for Steve Carell’s Evan Baxter, an anchorman turned politician with a wife and 3 kids. Of course, Evan is reluctant to take on this mission, but really has no choice – and once he gives in, his life is irrevocably changed for the better. Steve Carell has found success in this persona, the annoyingly charming goofball with good intentions. Fun movie for the family, or for date night.
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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