By Leah Greenblatt
July 21, 2015 at 03:53 PM EDT
Bob Mahoney

Lila & Eve

C
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  • Movie
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The Vigilante Parent genre isn’t new—Liam Neeson’s mad-daddy squint has basically been weaponized at this point—but moms rarely get to wreak their own righteous havoc on screen. Viola Davis attempts to rectify that as Lila, a single mother set adrift after her son’s senseless murder until a woman in her grief support group (Jennifer Lopez, talking tough and wearing discount pants) urges her to go where a seemingly indifferent police force won’t. Alas, even a promising premise and a fine actress like Davis can’t save an increasingly ludicrous plot. Justice may be served, but screenwriting logic? Not so much. C

Lila & Eve

2015 movie
type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 94 minutes
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