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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raymond 'Ray' Adams (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
... Evangeline 'Eva' Dandrige
... Michael 'Mike'
... Kareenah Dandrige
... Bethany Dandrige
... Jacqui Dandrige
... Timothy 'Tim'
... Darrell
... Ormandy
Royale Watkins ... Telly
... Oscar
... Rashaun
... Lucius Johnson
... Renee Johnson
Yuri Brown ... Cynda
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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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7 February 2003 (USA)  »

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A Sógorok réme  »

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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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In the fantasy scene where Eva is chopping off Tim's "parts", his flesh-toned boxers are visible See more »

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Ormandy: [to the deliver guy at the hair salon] I need a real man Not a child or a boy Give me a hard rock Not a soft little toy You think women are hard You thick we're evil and mean Well I think maybe you don't need us
Telly: Maybe you on the wrong team
Ormandy: So I need a real man And my standards are high Don't like what you just heard Then you need not apply
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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 Ukroshchenie stroptivykh (2009) See more »

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You're All I Need to Get By
(1969)
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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