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Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

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Eva doesn't let her 3 sisters' men push them around. She's always butting in. How to pacify Eva? Find her a man. The men pay a playboy to be that man. The problem is - he falls in love with Eva.


Gary Hardwick


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





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


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Keep watching after the credits end. See more »


The final scene, where the two ride off on horseback, is supposed to take place in Chicago, yet two Los Angeles County MTA buses are seen passing by. See more »


Ray: Scared? I said I was a multi-talented guy that likes to travel. I didn't say I was scared.
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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 »


Version of Makacs Kata (1943) See more »


She's Got the Part
Written by Carsten Shack (as Soulshock), Kenneth Karlin (as K. Karlin), Joshua Thompson, Quincy Patrick, Phillip White and Peter Biker
Performed by Usher
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc., a unit of BMG Music
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User Reviews

sort of funny, but really cheesy ending
23 February 2004 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

If you like LL Cool J, then this movie is for you. It was pretty good and had some funny moments. Most of which come from the smart mouth comments made by no-nonsense Eva. There are also some good gossip scenes at the beauty shop. The story is nothing original; you know exactly where it is going. Of course, the player falls for the girl whose heart he is supposed to break. They just made a mistake at the end by having a really cheesy, knight comes riding in on a white horse, type of moment. It was too hollywood and didn't really go with the rest of the film.

FINAL VERDICT: There is no mystery with this movie. It is what it is. So, if you like mildly funny moments with a stereotypical romantic plot, then you may want to give this a try.

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Release Date:

7 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deliver Us from Eva See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,100,000, 9 February 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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