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Lila & Eve (2015)

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Lila & Eve is a movie starring Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, and Shea Whigham. Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.



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Credited cast:
... Eve Rafael
... Lila
... Holliston
... Skaketti
... Stephon
... Alonzo
... Ben
... Patrice
... Aza Colon
... Bradley
... Mae
... Doctor Scott
... Alejandro
... Aggie
... Joie


Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son's murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son's killers. They soon embark on a journey of revenge, but also recovery.

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Torn by loss. Bound for revenge.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lila & Eve - Blinde Rache  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$669, 31 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,934, 2 August 2015
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film reunites Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez for the first time in 17 years since Out of Sight (1998). See more »


Eve Rafael: [talking about her ex-boyfriend] The first time he told me he didn't want my baby, I told him to go fuck himself, it wasn't his anyway. Then I went and had a pizza.
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References Man on Fire (2004) See more »


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Accurate portrayal of a mother's grief
18 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are an incredible team together. I'm surprised this movie didn't get more recognition - it certainly deserves it. Lila and Eve is about the story of two grieving mothers who want more than just comfort over the death of their children, but revenge. Lila, especially, learns not only about the grieving process but about herself and eventually how to accept what is and what is not within her control.

Without a doubt, JLo is stunning in this movie. I often forget how talented this lady is, as both a musician and an actor. This is probably her best performance yet. Viola Davis also gives an incredible and accurate portrayal of a grieving mother conflicted over the sudden murder of her son.

A beautiful drama. Beware there is a plot twist. I won't spoil it for anyone here, but it's not too hard to figure out when you get into the film.

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