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EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007)

EVAN ALMIGHTY <span>(2007)</span> artwork

EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 03/08/2007

BBFCInsight Contains characters in danger and infrequent mild language

Director(s) Tom Shadyac

Cast includes Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons, Graham Phillips, Jimmy Bennett, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes, John Michael Higgins, Jonah Hill, Molly Shannon, P. J. Byrne, Ralph Louis Harris

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/07/2007

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

EVAN ALMIGHTY is a comedy in which God appears to a US politician and tells him to build an ark. The film was classified 'PG' on the basis of mild language, occasional comic drug references and an extended scene in which characters are endangered by a flood. The BBFC's 'PG' Guideline on language states that 'mild bad language only' is allowed. A single use of 'pissed' along with some lesser language (jerk, jackass, sonofa...) fits that Guideline. As for drugs, at 'PG' the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'any references to illegal drugs or drug misuse must be innocuous or carry a suitable anti-drug message'. A brief, comic reference to 'shooting up' a male pattern baldness drug is sufficiently innocuous to be acceptable under this Guideline. The climactic scene of the film involves a large number of people escaping from devastating flood waters and being tossed about by giant waves in a large wooden ark. Although there are comedic elements to this extended sequence in which characters are placed in danger, the sequence's intensity might be upsetting for the very youngest viewers. The comedic elements help contain the flood scenes at 'PG' because they detract from the strength of the sequence which according to the BBFC's PG Guideline at PG, must 'not be prolonged or intense'.

Details

Title
EVAN ALMIGHTY
Also known as
BRUCE ALMIGHTY 2,EVAN ALMIGHTY TRAILER
Year
2007
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
08/10/2007
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF231727

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