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Evan Almighty [Blu-ray]
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on 6 January 2013
I've seen this film before and wanted it on DVD so I could watch whenever I wanted to - I think it's so funny. And Morgan Freeman makes a lovely 'God character' - he works so well with Steve Carell. I also happen to believe in the original version in the Holy Bible and I enjoy reading that one too, but for different reasons.
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on 28 January 2013
I must admit before watching this I didn't know if I wouldn't enjoy because although Bruce almighty was good it wasn't amazingly funny adni had hoped .. But the second I think was much funnier! Think Steve Carrell is hilarious and made this film great!

I still laugh every time I watch this
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on 13 November 2009
You know what you're getting from a film like this.......it's going to be cheesey!! As long as it's funny as well, it's all good; and this one is. Very entertaining, good simple story (it's modern day Noah!!) and suitable for all the family; and at this price, as cheap as renting. Recommended.
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on 11 October 2013
Bought for my daughter as part of her birthday as she was totally engrossed in it when it was on the TV a few months ago and she missed the end ... we don't have the means to record!! I will sit and watch it with her and add an update ASAP.
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on 27 May 2014
though it has new characters and cast (after 'bruce almighty') this memorable follow up with it's modern take on the flood and noah's ark has many great and funny moments, and also, along with 'bruce', much food for thought.
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on 31 January 2013
I recorded this film on my freeview box and loved it so much that I wanted to keep it on dvd. I looked it up on Amazon, and the price was so good that it wasn't even worth setting up my recorder.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Evan Baxter is a freshman in Congress, keen to get on, with a devoted wife and three sons. (A wife and three sons, that rings a bell...) He has been elected on the ambitious ticket, `Change the World!' Mrs Baxter tells her husband one night that she has prayed for their family, and suggests that if he is serious about changing the world, then maybe he should get praying too. It's touching to watch this tireless and not particularly godly pursuer of the American dream get down onto his knees and appeal to his Creator. He clumsily finishes his prayer, "God bless."

The next day, God (an impeccably cool Morgan Freeman) takes him up on his offer of partnership. Prayer, it seems, can be a dangerous activity. Wood arrives, together with tools and then animals. Evan slowly twigs that he is being called to be a second Noah. He runs away from his new vocation as fast as he can; in fact, this story is less about Noah than Jonah, the most reluctant prophet in the Bible. Eventually Evan turns around and embraces his calling, which is too much for his family to bear. "Unless you love me more than these..." He is left to work at building an ark on his own. I won't give away the rest of the story (of course there is a happy ending) - suffice it say that this is not a flood sent by an angry God to destroy the world, but rather an ark sent by a loving one to save it.

We live in a secular society, and if you see life that way, a film such as this will of course have nothing to say to you, although it might resonate with parts of your psyche that you ignore on a day-to-day basis. This describes the Evan that begins this film rather well. "Why me?" he asks God in despair at one point. "You prayed to change the world," points out God reasonably. "And how do I get started on that?" implores Evan. "You start with an act of random kindness," says God. Act of Random Kindness - now what does that abbreviate to? I would say this film is required viewing for any would-be prophets amongst us (and if you are a Christian, are you not automatically a potential prophet or prophetess?)

The Independent used the following in its review; "Lots of evangelical schmaltz and cute animals instead of a story, and some silly dances and bird poo in place of jokes." Okay, we concede on the bird poo. But `evangelical schmaltz' - if you don't believe in God, then of course, that is what this is. But if you do believe in God, then the theology on offer here makes perfect sense, and indeed, is rather profound in places. And as for the silly dances, I think The Indie should lighten up a little. (They know the dances are silly!)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2008
This film received a critical mauling on release and now I've seen it I can't imagine why. It is a lightweight, fun film that isn't going to rock anyone's world but is a very pleasant way of passing ninety minutes or so.

The special effects are great but don't dominate as the three central performances from Steve Carrell, John Goodman and Morgan Freeman are full of energy and charm. Plus Wanda Sykes is excellent in a supporting role.

Perfect, undemanding lazy-Sunday-afternoon type film.
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on 14 April 2009
A very funny and highly entertaining film that has one of the best twists in the tail of any film I have seen.

Good and funny film for all the family, young and old alike
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on 14 February 2013
This film rates as one of the most hilarious Ive seen. With a unique story line and laughs from one end to the other its a definate family film for a sunday afternoon.
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