MPAA Rating: PG, For mild rude humor and some peril
Age range: Ages 4 and up
Runtime: Approx. 96 minutes
Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, John Michael Higgins, Jimmy Bennett, Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Tom Shadyac
Screenwriter: Steve Oedekerk
Release Date: June 22, 2007
Evan Almighty Movie Trailer
Evan Almighty - Synopsis
Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), reprising his role as the polished, preening newscaster Evan Baxter of Bruce Almighty, is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission in the hilarious new comedy Evan Almighty. Blockbuster comedy director Tom Shadyac (The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty) returns behind the camera for this next episode of divine intervention. This time, however, his cast grows two-by-two.
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.
Evan Almighty - Fun FactsEvan Almighty contains several positive messages for kids and families. The official Evan Almighty website is supporting these messages and encouraging people to get involved.
In the lower right-hand corner of the actual site, there is a box where people can record an act of kindness they have performed or read about recent acts of kindness other people have done. The movie encourages acts of kindness toward other people, animals and the earth.
In keeping with the message of kindness toward others and the earth, there is also a site called Get on Board, which is devoted to saving the almighty forest and giving people conservation information. In addition, the site offers information on various charitable organizations. Get on Board is part of a program launched by NBC Universal in which they have committed to setting an example as one of the most environmentally conscious companies in the industry.
Evan Almighty - DVD Bonus Features
- Over 12 Minutes of Hilarious Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
- The Building of Noah’s Ark: Go behind the scenes and follow the building of the ark from its beginning as an artist’s rendering to its final construction. Steve Carell provides comedic insight on the process.
- Steve Carell Unscripted: In an improvised stand-up routine on Capitol Hill, Steve Carell shows us what the ancient tools were “really” used for and how he made friends with all the animals.
- Becoming Noah: Spend some time in hair, wardrobe and makeup with Steve Carell and see what it takes to transform from Evan to Noah.
- Training the Animals: Head animal trainer Mark Forbes and his team of animal experts teach us what it takes to get a “perfect take” from animals on set.
- Interactive Ark Animals Game: Fun for the whole family, this interactive game has the player collecting the animals two by two, answering trivia questions before the floodwaters rise.
- Environment-Friendly Set: Director Tom Shadyac, Morgan Freeman and Habitat for Humanity’s Ryan Jacobi talk about the efforts taken on set to make this an environmentally efficient production.
- Designing the Visual Effects: The designers at ILM and Rhythm & Hues demonstrate how they created the computer-generated sequences.