DescriptionFurry Vengeance When Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) uproots his family to the Oregon woods to build an 'eco-friendly' housing development, he thinks his biggest problem will be keeping his family happy. But his job puts him at the top of the local animals' hit list as the feisty creatures set out to teach Dan that green isn't just the colour of money!
Evan Almighty In this sequel to Bruce Almighty, newscaster Evan Baxter (Steve Carrell, The 40 Year Old Virgin) has traded in the news desk for a post in Washington as a congressman.
Though his campaign was based on the idea of changing the world, Evan drives a gas-guzzling SUV and spends more time trimming his nose hair than with his three sons. When he has a strange encounter with God (Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, reprising his role from the first film), God tells him to build an ark, just as Noah did thousands of years ago. Though Evan is sceptical, he finally accepts the task after being hounded by dozens of animals that follow him, two by two.
By obeying God, Evan risks his family, career and sanity but will a flood actually come and prove him right? Evan Almighty is a pure family affair, a squeaky clean film that kids and parents can enjoy equally. With hundreds of animals, poop jokes are inevitable and they're worthy of a chuckle or two. With his roles in The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Office, Carrell has capitalised on playing awkward characters.
The (over)confident Evan is quite a change and it's interesting to see Carrell stretch his comedic muscle. Though Evan Almighty also features the talents of Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Coen Brothers favorite John Goodman, the funniest lines and delivery come from Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures Of Old Christine) and Jonah Hill (Knocked Up) as members of Evan's staff. Most of the film's jokes garner giggles but the lines from this pair get guffaws.