[[caption-width-right:236:Evan help us.]]
A 2007 sequel to ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', spoofing the biblical story of The Flood and Noah's ark.

Evan Baxter (Creatod/SteveCarell), Bruce's rival from the first film, becomes a congressman and moves to Washington D.C. where {{God}} (Creator/MorganFreeman) forces him to become the next Noah, presumably to save people and animals from the next Flood. This causes people, even his family, to think he's going crazy.

!!This film provides examples of:

* ArcNumber: 614. See AsTheGoodBookSays.
* ArcWords: "One '''a'''ct of '''r'''andom '''k'''indness at a time."
* ArtifactTitle: Evan is never actually given [[GodForADay almighty powers]], as Bruce is in the previous film.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Evan keeps getting prompted with the number 614. Genesis 6:14 is "Make thee an ark of gopherwood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment with pitch]]".
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Besides the use of "works in mysterious ways", at the end of the Great Flood God had promised to never flood the entire world ever again. It's subverted because [[spoiler:although a global flood was implied, it was actually localized and not global (even if it did make a temporary ''inland sea''. Besides, God didn't cause it; man did.]]
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Rita, when her co-workers decide that getting on the ark is a good idea...
-->'''Rita:''' I'm cold. I'm wet. I'm going home. (cue dam breaking and ensuing flash flood) Ladies first! Move!
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Joan prays that career-obsessed Evan will spend more time with his family, cue a month-long family project that could save them and fellow politicians.
* TheBeastmaster:
-->'''Rita:''' I can't even get my cat to use the litterbox...
* BelatedBackstory: Evan Baxter goes from a smug, vapid antagonist to a nice, well-meaning father and husband whose only real flaw is that he is a {{workaholic}}. Considering he [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands doesn't even have the same job]] he had the first film he comes across more as a brand new character that coincidentally has the same name and actor as the original Evan. Creator/SteveCarell admitted in an interview around the time of the movie's release, that ''Evan Almighty'' should just be looked upon as its own stand alone movie, and not as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'', and that all it really is, it's a retelling of Noah's Ark set in the present day.
* BigDamPlot: [[spoiler:The source of the flood.]]
* TheCassandra: As in the original, Baxter's the wannabe he was after Bruce's godly powers wrecked his anchor job.
* CassandraDidIt: Half-heartedly attempted by Long to deflect his own guilt, but it doesn't work.
* ContinuityNod: Susan Ortega, the sexy co-anchor from the first film turns up briefly in the second (besides God and Evan she is the only returning character).
* CurseCutShort: [[JustifiedTrope In front of his kids]]; "Mooooootherfffathersisterbrother!"
* CuttingCorners: The flood occurs because the dam burst, which was due to the film's antagonist trying to save money in its construction.
* DeathGlare: The whole Senate at Long once they find out his business practices and the fact that [[spoiler: a whole community was wiped out thanks to it. If it wasn't for Evan and his Ark, that also could've included lives being lost as well.]]
* DolledUpInstallment: It was not originally written as a sequel to ''Bruce Almighty'' and this explains why the character Evan Baxter has a different personality, and really isn't the {{Jerkass}} he was in the first film, though Evan did go through character development at the end.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Animals start flocking to him, although he himself hates them (at first).
* GaiasVengeance: God's plan [[InMysteriousWays looks like this]] at times. He seems to think the valley Evan lives in looked better before it was filled with houses, and then there's the NoEndorHolocaust ending. It's ultimately a subversion, as it turns out [[spoiler: The flood was caused by corrupt humans cutting corners on the construction of a dam, not by God or nature.]]
* GonnaNeedMoreX: Evan gives a ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' ShoutOut when the dam bursts. "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"
* GreenAesop: In the first ten minutes, we see Evan driving a Hummer, ordering kitchen units in wood from old-growth rainforests, and considering sponsoring a bill to open up national parks for development. He [[KickTheDog hates animals too]].
* InMysteriousWays: The 555 materials supplier? Check. Knowing the dam would burst? A mystery only God knew.
* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: Evan grows a beard all of a sudden, is forced to build an ark among other things.
* NoahsStoryArc: The film had the title character from the former assume the role of Noah when God informs him to make an ark because of an incoming flood.
* NoEndorHolocaust: Even if we assume that no one got killed during the initial flood, the huge amount of property damage, resulting mold and the fact that sources of clean water would be compromised after such a disaster make the fact that Evan became a marginally better human being not such a great accomplishment as the movie wants us to think. [[http://www.cracked.com/article/165_6-movie-heroes-who-sucked-at-their-jobs_p2/ This Cracked article]] puts it the best.
* NoPartyGiven: Evan drives a Hummer and watches {{MSNBC}} and, to explain for non-US tropers, this is a stereotypically Republican car and a network whose opinion shows tend to be Democratic-leaning.
* ProphecyTwist: Evan is expecting a flood due to rain like in the story. In reality, [[spoiler:it's just a flash flood caused by a shoddily built dam breaking.]]
* PunnyName: When God poses as a human, he claims to be "Al Mighty". There's also a real estate agent named "Eve Adams".
* RunningGag:
** Bird poop. [[ToiletHumor Lots and lots of bird poop.]]
** Also the Dance, which made it's way into the credits.
* SassyBlackWoman: Rita
* SelectiveObliviousness: No one seems to notice the changes in Evan that seem to happen instantly. No one notices Evan's clothes teleport off him and into a neatly folded bundle in a nationally televised hearing. No one notices Evan's hair change from brown to white overnight.
* SpinOff: This movie shows what would happen if Evan, not Bruce gained God's powers for good.
* StealthHiBye: God. Now you see him, now you don't.
* StealthPun
** Evan's wife is named Joan. He's building an [[strike:arc]] ark. JoanOfArc, anyone?
** As Evan is laying out all of the plans he has now that he's moved into his new house, God laughs heartily. "Man plans and God laughs."
* SuddenMusicalEnding: The cast starts singing and dancing to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" during the credits.
* TookALevelInJerkass: God's behavior towards Evan is often bordering on downright ''[[KarmicTrickster cruel]]'', compared to the TricksterMentor he was to Bruce in the first film. At least he didn't make Bruce and the people in his life, question whether Bruce was losing his grip on reality, whereas Evan often is forced to look utterly ''insane''.
* WeirdnessCensor: The only way to explain the way people keep dismissing the strange things going on around and with Evan, especially when dealing with hordes of animals suddenly appearing multiple times.