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DELIVER US FROM EVA

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Deliver Us from Eva

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/07/03
performer:
LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Essence Atkins, Meagan Good, Robinne Lee, Duane Martin
director:
Gary Hardwick
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Barbara Brauner, Gary Hardwick, James Iver Mattson
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a C-

Gabrielle Union plays a Taming of the Shrew-ish piece of work who meets her match in LL Cool J as a gentleman strong enough to wrestle her into releasing her hidden gentleness. Then other, unremarkable sitcom problems arise in this very tame African-American comedy, which is much ado about zilch. (For those who catalog such scenes, much female bonding occurs in a beauty salon where Eva and her sisters high-five and mmm-hmmm each other.)