Evan Almighty

(USA, 2007, 95 minutes)

A former TV news anchor elected for the US Congress moves to Washington and, as he learns to navigate the political waters, suddenly finds himself coopted by God into building an ark to warn of an upcoming flood. Opportunistic sequel of sorts to Bruce Almighty that aims at Capraesque fantasy and falls flat on its face, wasting a solid cast and some clever visual gags on thoroughly predictable (and, what’s more, mostly unfunny) scripting and manipulative handling.

Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media a Shady Acres Entertainment/Barber-Birnbaum/Original Film production. Starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, John Michael Higgins, Jimmy Bennett, Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, Molly Shannon. Directed by Tom Shadyac; produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac, Michael Bostick; screenplay by Steve Oedekerk, based on a story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow and on characters created by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe; music by John Debney; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Ian Baker; production designer, Linda DeScenna; costume designer, Judy Ruskin Howell; film editor, Scott Hill; visual effects supervisor, Douglas Hans Smith.


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