EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007) Graphic Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
Although the film has not been received well by critics, it set an excellent example for being green.
As Tom Shadyac proudly states, “Our goal has always been to be a green film. We recycled during filming. Every piece of material—lumber, windows, door and window treatments, flooring, hardware, etc.—that was salvageable was recycled, repurposed and donated somewhere, as opposed to just throwing it into a landfill. We melted down the steel (from the ark’s steel infrastructure), sold it and then donated the money to Habitat for Humanity.”
All I can say is excellent!
Steve Carell reprises his role as Evan Baxter -- the polished, preening newscaster of the first film -- who finds himself the next one anointed by God (Morgan Freeman) to accomplish a holy mission. Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled wife (Lauren Graham) and kids just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions.
Release date: June 22, 2007
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Tom Shadyac
MPAA Rating: PG (for mild rude humor and some peril)
Screenwriter: Steve Oedekerk
Starring: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, John Michael Higgins, Jimmy Bennett, Wanda Sykes, Jonah Hill