Deliver Us from Eva

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Deliver Us from Eva ★★½ 2003 (R)

Eva (Union) is the overbearing, self-righteous eldest of the four Dandridge sisters. After their parents' untimely death, Eva took on the role of the surrogate mother and since then has become an overpowering influence in their lives. Her sisters' significant others, tired of their lives being dictated by Eva, decide to hire Ray (LL Cool J), a noted ladies man, to woo her out of their lives. The attraction turns real though, and complications arise. Plot is predictable, (it's yet another updating of Shakespeare's “Taming of the Shrew”) but you don't mind due to great chemistry between the two solid leads. 105m/C VHS, DVD . US Gabrielle Union, LL Cool J, Duane Martin, Essence Atkins, Robine Lee, Meagan Good, Mel Jackson, Dartanyan Edmonds, Kym E. Whitley, Royale Watkins, Matt Winston, Ruben Paul, Dorian Gregory; D: Gary Hardwick; W: Gary Hardwick, James Iver Mattson, B.E. Brauner; C: Alexander Grusynski; M: Marcus Miller.