We gave it an A-
Kasi Lemmons? fluid, feminine, African-American, Southern-gothic narrative covers a tremendous amount of emotional territory with the most graceful of steps. Young Jurnee Smollett plays 10-year-old Eve, struggling to understand the womanizing of her adored daddy (Samuel L. Jackson in easy, sexy command) and the passions of her big sister; Debbi Morgan, in a blazing performance, plays Eve?s vibrant aunt, infused with good-witch spiritual powers. The film?s dream-state visual elegance is matched by a great soundtrack.