Evan Almighty

Factual error: In the final scene where Congress is supposedly passing the bill, they are still in the committee room. Bills are not passed there, but in the actual meeting halls of the House and the Senate.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Evan and God are talking under a tree in a field, God is holding a wooden staff. As the camera cuts back and forth between Evan and God, God's hand changes position from holding the top of the staff like a cane to holding the staff further down like a walking stick.

Continuity mistake: During the flood, if you look at the clothes of the people on the ark, they are completely dry, despite several waves crashing over the boat, soaking them.

Continuity mistake: The first bird poop on Congressman Long changes between shots (an extra smudge appears to the right of the main poop).

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: The lama spit gob on Congressman Long's forehead changes shape between shots.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Evan and his family are standing on the ark just before the flood, Dylan's watch shows a completely different time than one of the spectator's watches - neither of which around 'midday' (noon) when the flood is supposed to happen.

Continuity mistake: In the first part of the movie, Evan is driving his new Humvee and several birds fly over and poop on the windshield. Of course he turns on the wipers and it streaks all over the place. When he is done, there are still obvious and large streaks on the drivers side yet during the next 10 scenes, the streaks appear and dis-appear several times.Most obvious when he parks and walks past the front of the vehicle.

Factual error: Where exactly does Evan park? Members of Congress have access to underground parking facilities at the House and Senate office buildings which are located directly adjacent to but not at the Capitol building itself. Evan appears to park on the street, in front of the Capitol building, in a parking space that would ordinarily be blocked off for security reasons.

Factual error: The Ark ends up below the stairs of the Capitol, but seconds before it sets right outside the window of the committee meeting room. Those are not below the stairs.

Jacob La Cour

Factual error: As the story goes, two of each animal are to board the ark, one male and one female, side-by-side. Thus, two pairs of peafowls(one pair of each species) should board. Yet, in the scene where all the birds are in Evan's office, we see two peacocks(male) of the same species side-by-side, when we should see a peacock and a peahen.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Evan's beard keeps coming back, the shaving foam on the rest of his face - which should be unchanged - changes between shots when he looks down, and then up again and sees the new beard.

Jacob La Cour

Factual error: The first time Evan sees the "GO-4-WOOD" truck, he runs outside to stop the truck. According to his clock, it is 6:14 in the morning. Yet you can see that the sun is overhead, clearly it's the middle of the day.


Factual error: When the news reporters are summarizing the events of September 22, the camera pans back and up looking over Capitol Hill towards the Northwest. The sun is casting a shadow towards the west indicating that is morning though the "flood" was at midday. Also the rainbow indicates that the sun is behind the viewer and to the East. The westward shadow also casts a bit southward indicating the a shadow of an early morning in the summer. With it being September 22nd, the shadow would cast directly west since the sun rises due East during the equinoxes. (01:25:30)

Continuity mistake: When Evan is looking on his laptop at ark construction and the person comes into the room, he partially closes the laptop, but then next shot it is turned and open completely.


Continuity mistake: When Evan and his family get to his new house, and Evan tries to take the dog away from there, the sun changes between shots.


Plot hole: When everyone is passing the bill and Evan's suit changes to the robe, how is it that no one noticed that he came in wearing normal clothing and then his clothes changed into the robe in less than a second. Heck it showed his family watching him walk right into the room wearing normal clothing, and then watched him the entire time. How did they not notice that he never once changed his clothes?

God: 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?

More quotes from Evan Almighty

Trivia: The book Evan gets his instructions from (Ark Building For Dummies) is an actual book which has been published! Mainly as a joke.

More trivia for Evan Almighty

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.