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Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to ... See full summary »

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Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, the local "playboy," $5,000 to date her. The plan goes by smoothly, but troubles comes when Ray actually falls in love with Eva. Written by Nadiya K. Edwards <nadiyae@clemson.edu>

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Lead us into temptation, but...deliver us from Eva!!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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A Sógorok réme  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,648,374, 9 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,334,912, 23 March 2003
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Based on "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. See more »

Goofs

The final scene, where Ray and Eva ride off on horseback is supposed to take place in Chicago, yet two Los Angeles County MTA buses are seen passing by. See more »

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Ray: I can't do this...
Eva: The bulge in your pants didn't get that memo, so...
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there's a scene where the male hairdresser Telly talks on the phone with his girlfriend. He's only pretending to be gay. See more »

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Version of La bisbetica domata (1908) See more »

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Second Home
Written by Late Bankouadagba, Bosco Kante and Demetrice O'Neal
Performed by Phats Bossi and Demetrice O'Neal (as DeDe O'Neal)
Courtesy of ARTISTdirect Records, LLC
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Fairly decent
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Synopsis: Perfectionist and Health-Inspector from Hell Eva Dandridge (played by Gabrielle Union) is a constant nuisance for her in-laws and her sisters. To keep her from meddling in their lives,Eva is matched with a single guy named Ray(played by rapper/actor LL Cool J),a local playboy type who has been paid $5,000 to date her. The trouble really starts with Ray falls in love with her ending in hilarious and sometimes tragic results.

The problem with this movie is that it plays itself like a tired sitcom focusing mainly on the characters and their problems,but overall it is funny in parts especially with performances from some of the actors. Also,as for an "R" rated movie,this was one of the cleanest "R" rated films that I ever saw since most of the material deals with some sex-related dialogue and only one curse word used throughout the film. As for the lead actress here,this is finally the chance to see Gabrielle Union take charge here and it is a step up from her past material(her last good movie role was that of a cheerleader in Bring It On) as star status. You will see more of her as she progresses forward in better roles,but for this film this is just a start.


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