Evan Almighty (2007)
June 22, 2007
Rated PG for mild rude humor and some peril
Steve Carell reprises his role as Evan Baxter -- the polished, preening newscaster of the first film -- who finds himself the next one anointed by God (Morgan Freeman) to accomplish a holy mission.
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 appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled wife (Lauren Graham) and kids...
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As everyone, their aunt and their pet fish knows by now, Evan Almighty
is the most expensive comedy ever created, and one of the biggest flops. While it did eventually reach $100 million domestically just a couple of weeks ago (four months after its initial release), Evan
had production costs estimated at $175 million, a ridiculous sum for a stupid movie that clearly wouldn't come close to that mark.
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