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Eve's Bayou (1997)

R | | Drama | 7 November 1997 (USA)
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After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eve Batiste (as Jurnee Smollett)
... Cisely Batiste
... Roz Batiste
... Louis Batiste
... Mozelle Batiste Delacroix
Jake Smollett ... Poe Batiste
Ethel Ayler ... Gran Mere
... Elzora
... Julian Grayraven
... Lenny Mereaux
... Matty Mereaux
... Harry
Afonda Colbert ... Henrietta
Lola Dalferes ... Lynette
... Hosea
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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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Amores Divididos  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,846, 9 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,821,531, 8 March 1998
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Deborah Cox's music video for "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" was film a on the main property as its director Darren Grant was a big fan of "Eve's Bayou." See more »

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The movie takes place in 1962, but, there is a 1964 Ford sedan in front of the house in the opening sequence. See more »

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Narrator: Memory is a selection of images, some elusive, others imprinted indelibly on the brain. The summer I killed my father I was 10 years old. My brother Poe was 9, and my sister Cisely has just turned 14.
Narrator: The town we lived in was named after a slave. It was said that when General John Paul Batiste was stricken with cholera, his life was saved by the powerful medicine of an African slave woman called Eve. In return for his life, he freed her, and gave her this piece of land by the Bayou...
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A Child With The Blues
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Erykah Badu
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One of the most beautiful movies ever
9 June 2005 | by 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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