Item description for Evan Almighty (Widescreen Edition) by Steve Carell & John Goodman...
Overview DOVE APPROVED! Evan Almighty is a comedy for all ages that "you don't want to miss" (Kim Griffis, NBC-TV)!Everyone's favorite funnyman Steve Carell is at his hilarious best as junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish to "change the world" is heard by none other than God (Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman). When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it. But soon mysterious deliveries of wood and tools are being dropped on his doorstep, animals of every shape and size are flocking to him two by two, and his self-absorbed life goes from overnight success to almighty mess! It's a great time for everyone!
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Actors: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips
Directors: Tom Shadyac
Writers: Alec Sokolow, Joel Cohen, Mark O'Keefe, Steve Koren, Steve Oedekerk
Producers: Amanda Morgan Palmer, Dave Phillips
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Universal Studios
Running Time: 96.00 minutes
Record Label Universal Studios
Format AC-3 / Color / Dolby / Dubbed / DVD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.45" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Sep 20, 2016
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 0012462233 ISBN13 0025192867422 UPC 025192867422
Reviews - What do customers think about Evan Almighty (Widescreen Edition)?
I like it!!! It's fun!!! Feb 20, 2008
This movie was very fun and I enjoyed the movie. Also the story was good.
Excellent family movie, great jokes as well Feb 10, 2008
Well this probably about the best ever family style movie produced in the last many years. Good clean jokes and just all around good clean dialog all through the entire movie. Yes this movie does talk about God and the ark but how it executes it is good for some nice laughs as well as it will get you on how it plays out in the end. Nothing that you would expect to happen really happens in the end.
Outstanding video quality as well.
Video Quality: 5 STARS!!!! exceptional video quality and clarity Audio Quality: 5 stars as well. Very clear and crisp (I use a sony 600w 5.1 system with optical input)
Funny with a message Jan 29, 2008
I enjoyed this one more than Bruce Almighty. No dirty humor. It's a fun time with a message, as always, Steve Carell is hilarious and Morgan Freeman is great.
Change The World... Jan 29, 2008
After Universal Studios' smash hit comedy "Bruce Almighty", I figured that the powers-that-be would waste little time in trying to cash in on that success and attempt a sequel. But time went by and I never heard any word on another Jim Carrey `Bruce' sequel. That is, until about three or so years later when I read about a sequel to "Bruce Almighty", directed yet again by Tom Shadyac ("Bruce Almighty" and "Liar Liar"), but this one wouldn't focus on Jim Carrey's character from the first movie; but instead would follow the exploits of rival anchorman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), who would find himself face-to-face with God (Morgan Freeman reprising his role) in the appropriately named "Evan Almighty".
"Evan Almighty" follows the blossoming political career of former news anchorman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), who has recently become a junior congressman and has moved his family into an upper-class suburban neighborhood. But things don't seem to go as planned for Evan, whose motto of "Change the world" is shared by none other than the Almighty God (Morgan Freeman). It seems that God is planning another flood of Biblical proportions and He wants Evan Baxter and his family to build an ark to save not only themselves but all the animals, in pairs of two of course, and anyone else who will listen to their message. Of course, Evan resists, but it isn't long before God's request gets through to him after numerous shipments of lumber arrive at his front steps and animals follow him everywhere he goes, Evan finally submits to God's will and with the aid of his family builds the ark, becoming a modern day tale of Noah that must be seen to be believed.
I for one thought Jim Carrey's film "Bruce Almighty" was absolutely hilarious, and when I heard that the sequel was not even going to feature Jim at all, I figured that this must not be all that good of a movie, since he chose to pass up on the chance to make a sequel for what was easily one of his funniest movies in a while. However, I've been wrong before and I was wrong yet again, because not only is "Evan Almighty" funny, but I think it is actually a better movie than its predecessor, which surprises me to say.
I never thought that based on the first film that Steve Carell would be able to make his character of Evan into anyone worth watching or even rooting for, but after seeing him in this movie I was clearly mistaken. Evan's journey over the course of this film sees him go from self-absorbed junior congressman who puts his family on the backburner to further his political career, to a humble man that is all about his family and is willing to listen and do what God wants. His was a much deeper journey than Bruce's was in the first film, but even with the somewhat more dramatic story, the movie was still just as funny, if not funnier in some instances than "Bruce Almighty". Morgan Freeman continues his terrific portrayal of God that he started in the first film. As far as actors go, Morgan is probably one of the few, if not the only actor, who could pull off this role without camping it up or crossing questionable lines. He always manages to portray God as He should be, as a loving Creator who wants His creation to love Him and to change the world for the betterment of mankind. John Goodman as a morally questionable senator was fun to watch, and was an appropriate choice for a source of conflict in the movie. Lauren Graham (TV's "Gilmore Girls") was very good as Evan's loving wife who supports him in all that he does while struggling to hold herself and her family together when it seems her husband has possibly lost his mind after choosing to become a modern day Noah. And lastly, Wanda Sykes was hilarious as Evan's assistant and provided some of the funniest one-liners in the entire film, a benefit no doubt of her stand-up comedy roots. Her scenes in the film were always enjoyable and she stole every single one of them.
Overall, if you saw "Bruce Almighty" and loved it then I'm sure you'll enjoy "Evan Almighty". If you were one of the people that either saw "Bruce Almighty" and hated it, thinking that it was wrong (in a Biblical sense) in every way possible, or if you just weren't interested because you thought that it might offend you or something to that effect, then you too should give "Evan Almighty" a chance. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that it is a hilarious, heart-warming family movie that is worth watching.
"Evan Almighty" is rated PG for mild rude humor.
Wonderful family movie, funny and good! Jan 28, 2008
This is a very cute, clean and funny family movie with a good message. We thoroughly enjoyed and so did everyone else we know.