Movie Review: Take the family to see Evan The Almighty and feel good about it
June 22, 2007
My wife fresh out of the third-grade classroom where she's a teacher and I snuck away from this afternoon's household duties and went to watch, Evan The Almighty.
We both enjoyed it and would recommend it to anybody tired of movies dipped in a combination of sex, drugs, swearing and violence. You could take your great-grandmother and your five-year-old and be comfortable that they would both like it.
In a nutshell, it's a story about a modern-day Noah who has been told by God to build an ark as a defense against a coming flood. This reluctant ark-builder just happens to be a newly-elected U.S. Congressman who drives a Hummer.
Just imagine telling your wife that God told you to rebuild the biblical ark. Then check the reaction from the chair of the Congressional committee who believes that the only power comes from the art of the deal.
It's funny, but it's not slapstick funny. You will leave with your sides intact. But you will walk away with a smile on your face and with some key lessons from the movie.
Steve Carrell played the Noah character and Morgan Freeman played God again as he did in Bruce the Almighty. This movie was from the same genre.
It's worth the price of the ticket.
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