Evan Almighty (2007)
Director: Tom Shadiak
Screenwriter: Steve Oderkirk
Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill, Molly · Shannon
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Family
Region: United States
Released: 2007-06-22 (USA)
Series:  Fake God 2
Runtime: 96 minutes
Also known as: Many Pieces of Bad Ghost God (Hong Kong) / Ace God 2 (Taiwan) / Evan the Almighty / Ace God Sequel
Rating: IMDB 5.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 24%
The anchor Evan Baxter (Steve Carell Steve Carell), who used to make a big fool of himself on the live show, stepped off the studio, began to fight in politics, and was successfully elected as a congressman in Buffalo. He has worked hard to project a good image of himself, winning over voters with the slogan “Change the World”, which is also part of his bedtime prayers. After that, Evan took his family of four to live in the small town of Huntsville, Virginia, and was about to start a new political life.
Evan’s career has been smooth, and he has just taken office and has been favored by the powerful Senator Long (John Goodman John Goodman), and has become a co-sponsor of the latest bill. At this critical moment, God (Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman) suddenly appeared in front of Evan. He was only asked to do one thing, and that was to build an ark. Evan’s life has undergone earth-shaking changes since then…
“Evan Almighty” is a 2007 comedy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, and Lauren Graham. The movie is a sequel to the 2003 film “Bruce Almighty” and follows the character of Evan Baxter, who was a minor character in the first movie and is now a newly-elected congressman.
After being approached by God, played by Morgan Freeman, Evan is tasked with building an ark to prepare for a coming flood. Despite initial skepticism, Evan decides to follow through with God’s plan and soon finds himself the subject of ridicule from his colleagues and family.
The movie received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Carell’s performance and the film’s humor, while others criticized it for being too formulaic and lacking the originality of its predecessor. Nevertheless, it was a commercial success, grossing over $173 million worldwide.
Despite its mixed reception, “Evan Almighty” has since gained a cult following and is often cited as a favorite among fans of Steve Carell and family-friendly comedies.