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Cover (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  28 October 2007 (USA)
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They are married men that are on the DL and pass HIV to their male/ female partners basically. Many of the men hide behind the vow of marriage but still desire men. The women know but have grown accustom to the extravagant lifestyle.



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Dutch Mass (as Raz Adoti)
Zahara Milton
Ryan Chambers
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Monica Wilson
Kevin Wilson
Robert Mass
Cynda (as Mya Harrison)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual situations and language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

28 October 2007 (USA)  »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,000 (USA) (22 February 2008)


$62,217 (USA) (29 February 2008)

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28 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Cover" directed by Bill Duke is a poignant film that highlights the cause and effects of infidelity, betrayal and deception. Aunjanue Ellis does very well as the religious devoted mother and housewife who soon becomes distraught after discovering her husband's double life. Not to mention, the radiant and beautiful Vivica A. Fox as the supportive, best friend. The directing is more than suitable for the film as Bill Duke keeps the viewer guessing with his intelligent and crafty use of mystery and suspense. In addition, the film has a clever storyline that's strong enough to keep one glued to their seat. Most importantly, the storyline is well thought out ,unpredictable and original. "Cover also includes performances by Leon as the seductive and charismatic Ryan Chambers, Roger Guenveur Smith("Do The Right Thing"), Paula Jai Parker("Friday"), Louis Gossett Jr, and Clifton Davis from the 1970s TV sitcom "That's My Mama". I highly recommend this film. 8/10.

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