Picture from Evan Almighty
Overall A-

The pressures of his new job seem to be getting to Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) because the recently elected congressman is convinced God (Morgan Freeman) has appeared to him and commanded him to build an ark. While he begins preparing for doomsday, everyone else floods him with protests.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for mild rude humor and some peril

Talk to your kids about…

Evan Almighty

Although Evan’s life ambition is to change the world, why is he hesitant to accept the job of building an ark? What does Joan learn about the way prayers are answered?

What sacrifices does the Baxter family make for their father’s career? What impact does the ark have on them? How would you respond to such an odd request?

What are some of the film’s inconsistencies? Why are animals like elephants and zebras included? You may also want to compare the movie script with the account of Noah, found in the book of Genesis in the Bible.