Evan Almighty (PG)

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Jul 31 2007

One of the funniest things about ‘Bruce Almighty’ was Steve Carell’s uptight newsreader Evan Baxter – but don’t expect this sequel to be wall-to-wall laughs. Here, Evan has been elected as a congressman and trots off to Washington DC with his wife and kids in tow. Everything looks rosy for the super-slick Evan: there’s a big new house, a fantastic office and a healthy pay packet. But he wasn’t banking on God (Morgan Freeman) making an appearance and asking him to build an ark, thereby exposing him to ridicule from all comers. Gradually, Evan is forced to submit to God’s request and ends up a long-haired laughing stock – but possibly the one man who could save the city from an impending flood.

So, wife, kids, animals coming two by two: this is family-friendly comedy, more ‘Cheaper By The Dozen’ than the relatively grown-up ‘Bruce Almighty’. Evan’s attempts to avoid God’s message are initially amusing as pairs of animals start to pop up everywhere and he find himself unable to shave off his sprouting beard. But moments like the latter will have both theologians and believers frowning: surely looking like a Biblical character isn’t the point? This is, in theory, about the environment, political corruption, one man standing up to the establishment – and the Christian faith. But it’s done with such a safe, cautious hand that it fails to deliver many laughs past the obvious. There is a flash of excitement when the flood comes, despite the dodgy CG. And peripheral characters such as John Goodman’s corrupt congressman and Jonah Hill’s research nerd intermittently amuse. But ‘Evan Almighty’ misses so many tricks, it ultimately misses the mark. Anna Smith

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PG

UK release:

Fri Aug 3, 2007

Duration:

95 mins

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Dianne Love

I absolutely loved this film. Bought the DVD from Asda for £3... bargain! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!

Dianne Love

I absolutely loved this film. Bought the DVD from Asda for £3... bargain! I'd give it 10 stars if I could!

DJ

how muck was this film ( 1child and 1 adult ) he he he lol

Paul

I hate Time Out so much, I did a little turd in a box and pushed it through their letterbox.

Lushlippie

I got off wif my boyffriend in da middle of dis one!!! not a waste of money - our first kiss eva. xxx Lushlippie...

liam

a funny film with a good story to go with it would reccommend it to anyone

liam

a funny film with a good story to go with it would reccommend it to anyone

Dan

steve carell's seriously funny in this. it's not really much of a follow up to bruce almighty but in fact you can tell it isn't supposed to be. morgan freeman's once again good as God. i really recommend going to see it, for both adults* and children. *adults don't forget to bring a sense of humour with you!

Dan

steve carell's seriously funny in this. it's not really much of a follow up to bruce almighty but in fact you can tell it isn't supposed to be. morgan freeman's once again good as God. i really recommend going to see it, for both adults* and children. *adults don't forget to bring a sense of humour with you!

KaduFlyer

Like most Comedy Movies the best gags are in the trailers. The follow up to Bruce Almighty it may be but Bruce Almighty it is not. Its enjoyable with just about enough gags to rate it as a comedy, with an underlying message about family values versus politics and greed.

harvey

omg omg should i go see it? looks okay from trailer but IS ITTTTTTTTT GOOD??

harvey

omg omg should i go see it? looks okay from trailer but IS ITTTTTTTTT GOOD??

Sarah

A really entertaining film. True, it's not Bruce almighty, but then it's lead isn't Jim Carry. I'd advsie anyone to go and see the film.

Sarah

A really entertaining film. True, it's not Bruce almighty, but then it's lead isn't Jim Carry. I'd advsie anyone to go and see the film.

ezi

if people stopped leaving comments on how people should spell lots more people would have gone to see the movie! and i think the movie was brill but the rewiews are abit over rated but thats my opinion xxx

scotti

i think the film is very funny so i dont no wot all the other ppl are saying its fantastic! it is worth the money :D

scotti

i think the film is very funny so i dont no wot all the other ppl are saying its fantastic! it is worth the money :D

sharon

i thought it was funny. message within the film. loved it. enjoyed the music. would see it again.

sharon

i thought it was funny. message within the film. loved it. enjoyed the music. would see it again.

erasmus

Enjoyed this film more than most that I have seen lately. Luckily I am not infected with a desire to appear "with it" or sophisticated, and I watched the film for what it was, a jolly good laugh.

erasmus

Enjoyed this film more than most that I have seen lately. Luckily I am not infected with a desire to appear "with it" or sophisticated, and I watched the film for what it was, a jolly good laugh.

aimie

Hey anon dude, of corse its going to be the same as Bruce Almighty its the follow on to the film .. Le Duhh !

aimie

Hey anon dude, of corse its going to be the same as Bruce Almighty its the follow on to the film .. Le Duhh !

doughnut head

helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo the film is welll bad . lol. if u wanna watch it dont. waste of time . HONESTLY bubi then xxx

doughnut head

helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo the film is welll bad . lol. if u wanna watch it dont. waste of time . HONESTLY bubi then xxx

Stacey

Personally I thought this film was not bad, funny but yet at times it did get a little boring. Overall I was glad that I watched this film as I think that it is worth going to see. I did think that Bruce Almighty was a better film though and would not go out of my way to buy this film.

Stacey

Personally I thought this film was not bad, funny but yet at times it did get a little boring. Overall I was glad that I watched this film as I think that it is worth going to see. I did think that Bruce Almighty was a better film though and would not go out of my way to buy this film.

George

Highlights family values with comedy. Well worth watching for a giggle.

George

Highlights family values with comedy. Well worth watching for a giggle.

God

I woz goin ta cee it butt i dizided notto coz i cant reed or spill neider. As someone has already said - review the darn film and spell proper like ;-)

chairle

it was not the best film i have seen but it was good and worth a watch it was funny in places but very obvious... it made me laugh out loud .

sheckler

I am amazed at these bad reviews, after all this is a kids movie. My husband and I took our 10 and 6 year olds and all four of us loved it, lots of laughs and silly stuff going on, and isn't that what you want from a comedy??? maybe the the rest of you expect too much from a movie and have forgotten that it's just a bit of fun and entertainment.

sheckler

I am amazed at these bad reviews, after all this is a kids movie. My husband and I took our 10 and 6 year olds and all four of us loved it, lots of laughs and silly stuff going on, and isn't that what you want from a comedy??? maybe the the rest of you expect too much from a movie and have forgotten that it's just a bit of fun and entertainment.

leigh

just a quick message first of all and i dont no if any1 elce has put this but it was a follow on to bruce almighty so wat the ***** did you think it would be like thats to who ever wrote the first comment. i thought it was a top film funny but i wouldnt say it was as good as bruce

Ben

This is a very poor attempt at a sequel to a film which stood up on it's own well enough. Why they decided to make this is beyond me, I went with some mates (we were all 10-13 year-olds) and it maybe got a giggle once off one person; I was reluctant to go but I'm glad I did now, I can tell the world about it's mediocrity! I gets two stars off me because it doesn't quite reach as low as Cheaper By The Dozen 2 or Big Momma's House 2, but don't get me wrong; it's still a bad film.

Sarah

Amazing i think this film is a must-see!!!!!!!!!!! but thats my opnion. I've seen it and think its worth a watch. If you like Bruce Almighty then you should really come and watch this film.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah

Amazing i think this film is a must-see!!!!!!!!!!! but thats my opnion. I've seen it and think its worth a watch. If you like Bruce Almighty then you should really come and watch this film.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

H n Elmo

We think that this film is worth a watch. It's funny and is guaranteed to make you laugh. Do the dance...

H n Elmo

We think that this film is worth a watch. It's funny and is guaranteed to make you laugh. Do the dance...

jonnie

it is a great film it isn't as good as bruce almighty but i think it is very funny! i don't think they could of made it funnier. every second is brillant. in my book it is one of the best films i have seen in a while. i think it is also a great film because of the meaning behind it ,the tale of when god built the ark. i would say it is a must see!!!

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