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Eve's Bayou (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  7 November 1997 (USA)
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The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night... See full summary »

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Julian Grayraven
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The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night Louis trysts with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not knowing that he is observed by his youngest daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the traumatic incident and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll... Written by Anonymous

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The secrets that hold us together can also tear us apart.

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£51,175 (UK) (14 August 1998)

Gross:

£133,596 (UK) (21 August 1998)
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One of the most beautiful movies ever
9 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the most well shot and directed movies I've ever seen besides the GodFather I &II. The acting in the movie was excellent. Jurnee Smollett is an excellent actress as well as Debbi Morgan - both should have been nominated for an award. The cast well picked. Samuel L Jackson character created a love/hate relationship with me. The women were absolutely beautiful.

What is amazing is that this movie did not receive any type of nominations or honorable mentions, much less advertisement when it originally came out. I am amazed how the script of Good Will Hunting was nominated for an Oscar and more amazed that it won. Kasi Lemmons thank you for such a beautiful film.


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