Evan Almighty [2007] [PG] - 2.2.3

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

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Morgan Freeman, as the God from "Bruce Almighty," visits Evan (Steve Carell), a newly elected congressman who plans to change the world. When he prays for help to make it happen, it comes as a delivery of ancient tools, large quantities of lumber and a directive from God to build a Ark. Also with Lauren Graham, John Goodman and Jimmy Bennett. Directed by Tom Shadyac. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A husband and wife kiss, and a husband and wife lie in bed together talking.
 A man walks outside his house and although he was wearing clothing when he was in the house he is now nude (we see his bare chest and abdomen) and a postal worker reacts to his nudity. A man covered with bubbles and bandages sits in a tub (his bare shoulders and chest are visible). A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage.
 A man tells another man that his left nipple is higher than his right nipple. A man tells another man that he is growing his hair long because he is "trying to spice up his love life." A young man tells a man, "I love you" (it appears to be from admiration but the other man is uncomfortable with the comment). A boy talks about the size of an animal's reproductive organ. A theater marquee reads "40 Year Old Virgin Mary."

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A boat floats along a fast moving river, it crashes into houses, falls over a waterfall and nearly crashes into a bridge before stopping at a marble wall, while people on the boat are shown being thrown back and forth, and water washes over them but no one is injured.
 The wall of a dam breaks, a wall of water floods toward a housing development, and people run screaming onto a boat.
 Two lions snarl and snap at a newscaster who runs away screaming. Two wolves snarl and bare their teeth at a man.
 Many animals (including carnivores like bears and lions, etc.) follow a man into a large room filled with people; the people run out screaming, the man is forcibly removed from the room (he yells and protests) and several birds defecate on another man's suit and head.
 A man drops a log on his foot and screams, he falls off a high pile of lumber a couple of times, and he hammers his hand several times (he screams each time). A man strikes his head on a beam after a dog nuzzles his crotch. A man collapses on the floor and then on a bench. A man slams into an elevator door accidentally.
 A man screams and panics when he keeps seeing another man appearing out of nowhere. Two snakes and two tarantulas crawl on a man (he screams and shakes them off). A man screams when his wife pulls out a splinter from his finger.
 Two birds defecate on a man's windshield. A dog defecates on a lawn (we see goo). Many birds fly into a man's office, perch on his head, shoulders and arms, one bird pecks at his hand a couple of times and two defecate on his jacket. An Alpaca spits on a man's face (we see green goo as it drips down the man's face). A dog nuzzles a man's crotch several times. A man cuts, tweezes and shaves his nose hairs with yelps of pain.
 A man talks about a baby being cute especially because its mother is "such an ugly woman." A man tells another man to imagine having cookouts with another man and to imagine him "eating your hot dog." A man tells animals, "when you're on my land, keep it in your pot." A teenage boy says at a dinner table, "I hope this isn't our last supper."
 A man is insulting and mean to a stray dog (he calls it names and takes water away from it).
 Police officers threaten to forcibly remove a man and his family from a large boat. Animals and birds surround and follow a man as he drives, walks on sidewalks and into buildings in several scenes.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 scatological term, 1 clinical scatological term, a man yells "sheep" in frustration, 2 anatomical terms, name-calling (ugly, stalker, insane, loco, jerks, Captain Ahab, fool, stupid), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman opens a bottle of champagne (we don't see anyone drinking), and we see two glasses of wine on a dinner table and an open bottle (no one is shown drinking). A woman asks a man if he is "shooting up Rogaine."

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, destroying natural resources for profit, making a difference, Hummers, old-growth trees felled to make kitchen cabinets, believing in each other, stalking, greed, self-sacrifice, disappointment, wisdom, instinct, profiteering, random acts of kindness, trust, faith, progress, insanity, mid-life crises, power and responsibility.

MESSAGE - We each have the power to change the world, one act of random kindness at a time.

Special Keywords: S2 - V2 - P3 - MPAAPG

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