Monday, August 6, 2007

.: Evan Almighty :.

A sequeal to the Movie Bruce Almighty (back in 2003), this movie is about Evan Baxter (Steve Carrell) being summoned by the Almighty himself (Morgan Freeman), who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before.
I personally find this movie not as hilarious as Bruce Almighty. The story line is okay, not too bad, but nothing great, especially lacking in real humour.

But one part where I love the most was when Joan Baxter (Lauren Graham), Evan's wife, spoke to God (Morgon Freeman). She decided to bail out on Evan, after he frightened her with his "building a boat" plan. And she was at a Diners', her three sons (Noah had three sons too) was in the washroom, God sat next to her. As she spill out her problems to him, he just said this to her:

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience?
Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?
If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous?
If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?"

On a side note, in the earlier part of the movie, Joan prayed to God that she hopes for the family to be closer.

Not a movie that I will recommend to watch once it's out in cinemas on the 23rd of August, but if you're looking for something light - this might actually suit you.

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