This sequel to Bruce Almighty
is the work of an angry God. A sanctimonious sitcom dolled up as the most expensive comedy ever made — reportedly $175 million — it marks an unfortunate low point in the history of recent American comedy. Worse, it proves that Steve Carell can't make everything funny. In short, God (Morgan Freeman) tells Evan (Carell) to build an ark. That's all Evan Almighty
is: a half-baked idea from whimpering start to colossally insufferable finish.