Deliver Us from Eva (2003)54K
Deliver Us from Eva: Directed by Gary Hardwick. With LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Duane Martin, Essence Atkins. Eva doesn’t let her 3 sisters’ men push them around. She’s always butting in. How to pacify Eva? Find her a man. The men pay a playboy to be that man. The problem is – he falls in love with Eva.
“The director, screenwriters, cinematographer and the two leads deserve the warmest praise for what they have done here. The primary defect in this film is in the performances of the six supporting u0026quot;brothersu0026quot; and sisters roles. Only in the scenes where they supported the main characters were these characters worth watching. This is probably partly due to weaknesses in the script and partly to the weaknesses of the actors. It was even obvious from some of the outtakes on the DVD, that the brothers were supposed to have had outright murder in mind, this was thankfully edited out of the print, so itu0026#39;s obvious that the script could not have been perfect as originally submitted.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe director/screenwriter Gary Hardwick has mentioned that he had to adapt the original script to African American culture and shows himself here to be very talented. What is obvious from the fine performances of LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union, is that he certainly could have paid more attention to the minor roles than he did. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSuch an uneven movie! LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union deserve a 10. Cinematography, a 10. Script, an 8 – the story is basically good – as a romantic comedy, it works! Director gets an 7. The rest of the brothers and sisters get a 3, if not lower. Iu0026#39;m thinking if I could send Hardwick an email and ask why, he would answer, u0026quot;The studio got what they paid for.u0026quot; What a shame. There are a lot of moments where this film hits the ball out of the park, and so it needs to be recommended.”