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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 ... 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

In the fantasy scene where Eva is chopping off Tim's "parts", his flesh-toned boxers are visible 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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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 The Taming of the Shrew (1976) See more »

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One Like Me
(2002)
Written by Sy Smith
Performed by Sy Smith
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Not just another "black" movie
18 June 2003 | by LARRYLOVE711See all my reviews

A nice normal movie that happens to have an all black cast. I don't feel it was a "black movie". Cultural idioms aside, anyone could relate to the language and themes of the movie. Nicely done. I feel Gabby U really performed well in her role...made me forget it was her. LL gave a great performance as well. The worst was the Royale as the gay guy...just not happening: He needed to be more flamboyant to be funny...the lo-key thing didn't work, though he had some otherwise funny lines....the director MUST've held him back, cause I've seem this guy in action before...he's as funny as anybody, if not funnier than most.

All said, I'll probably buy this one on DVD. I hope these types of movies continue to be made.

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