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Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Hardwick

Writers:

James Iver Mattson (story), B.E. Brauner (story) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LL Cool J ... Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Gabrielle Union ... Evangeline 'Eva' Dandrige
Duane Martin ... Michael 'Mike'
Essence Atkins ... Kareenah Dandrige
Robinne Lee ... Bethany Dandrige
Meagan Good ... Jacqui Dandrige
Mel Jackson ... Timothy 'Tim'
Dartanyan Edmonds ... Darrell
Kym Whitley ... Ormandy
Royale Watkins Royale Watkins ... Telly
Matt Winston ... Oscar
Ruben Paul ... Rashaun
Dorian Gregory ... Lucius Johnson
Kenya Moore ... Renee Johnson
Yuri Brown Yuri Brown ... Cynda
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Focus Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sógorok réme See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$17,334,912, 23 March 2003
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the film's end, as the two characters are riding off into the sunset, we see the Chicago skyscrapers (Sears Tower, etc.) looming above. The skyscrapers were superimposed over downtown Los Angeles. 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 »

Quotes

Eva: This is not about a book versus a football game fellas, oh no, this about men versus women. Women who aspire to culture, and men who aspire to scratch themselves. Women who bear the burdens in life and men who create those burdens. Women who uplift humanity, and men who uplift lap dances. If society left to the whims of men we'd still be in caves carving pictures with our non aposable thumbs. So today, gentlemen, is the day for civilized behavior. Today we women raise our voices against tyrrany...
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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 The Taming of the Shrew (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Thing
Written by Chaka Khan and Tony Maiden
Performed by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cute
28 February 2003 | by QueenMakeda84See all my reviews

Besides the fact that I'm not all too fond of Megan Goode, the movie was fine. The acting seemed a little forced on the sisters' parts like they wanted more screen time. Gabby Union is finally coming into her own from being in the background of films so long. I'm proud of her. She was a little over zealous in tyring to be hard and cold, but altogether cemented the part. LL was ok, but it's hard to swallow the acting thing with him. I keep expecting him to break into one of his romantic rapping ballads. The other gentlemen were funny. Funny how Gabby Union was in Ten Things I Hate About You, and now she's in something similar as the lead. However, this is more serious in a sense and relative to other audiences. Not too bad. Cute movie.


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