Warning: Contains spoilers***
Steve Carrell has had amazing roles in some great movies. He has acted in “The 40-year-old Virgin” and “Sleepover.” He has also starred in this movie, “Evan Almighty.”
The movie centers on a man named Evan and his family, who move to D.C. He gets a job at a government office when animals start coming toward him. God (Morgan Freeman) informs Evan about the flood and how he has to build an ark. As the story progresses, Evan’s appearance changes into the biblical Noah’s look, with the long white hair and beard. No one listens to Evan when the flood happens. But the ark saves everyone when the flood does occur.
I enjoyed this film, and how Evan constantly went through a lot. The scene where his clothes and beard ties change and he is kicked out of the room made me feel sorry for him. It must have been embarrassing.
The stray dog was also humorous. The youngest son pulled a stick out of its mouth and the dog eventually became the family pet.
The ending wrapped the story up just nicely enough. Although Evan had lost his job, I found it satisfying that he got his old look back.
The biblical references were also done well and were clearly thought out, such as the number and the legend of Noah and his ark.
Overall, I would rate this film 4 out of 5 stars. Some scenes could have been better at engaging me. But the story and humor were successful.