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Deliver Us From Eva (Widescreen Edition) (2003)

A movie directed by Gary Hardwick

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I caught this movie on cable the other night never hearing about it before and I was pleasantly surprised by this well-made and highly entertaining film.

Three friends hire a Romeo (Cool Jay) type "player" to try to romance and dump the ultimate "dragon lady" (Eva) who manipulates their women and eat up and spits out men without a thought. The idea is that the Romeo will dump Eva making her leave and then they can have control over their women and their lives.

Not to give anything away but the longer Cool Jay "romances" Eva, he finds himself forgetting his purpose and falling for Eva. Also, as Cool Jay gets closer to Eva, life only gets worse for the three friends that hired him, much to their chagrin.

Cool Jay gives an excellent and believable performance as the "player" and the actress that plays Eva is also perfect. There are several hilarious scenes that had me laughing out loud. The "Women only" club that is the beauty parlor has several enjoyable scenes as well.

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review by . January 18, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
I caught this movie on cable the other night never hearing about it before and I was pleasantly surprised by this well-made and highly entertaining film.     Three friends hire a Romeo (Cool Jay) type "player" to try to romance and dump the ultimate "dragon lady" (Eva) who manipulates their women and eat up and spits out men without a thought. The idea is that the Romeo will dump Eva making her leave and then they can have control over their women and their lives.    Not …
review by . June 01, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Gabrielle Union, some good laughs.     Cons: Not exactly Shakespearean caliber.     The Bottom Line: When all was said and done and the credits rolled, I felt like the movie was time well spend in front of the tube.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Usually I am not overly fond of romantic comedies; I prefer films with action, with hardness, with a spot of erotica; a film with some heft. …
review by . May 17, 2004
What more is there to say? The movie was GREAT. LL was wonderful, Gabrielle Union was fabulous, and the supporting cast was simply over the top. Loved the storyline---that of 4 sisters whose closeness and allegiance to the oldest (Gabrielle Union) drives their husbands/boyfriends crazy. So they employ Raymond (LL), resident mac daddy, to woo Eva and get her out of their hair. But the whole scheme backfires when Raymond develops genuine feelings for the sister from hell....and subsequently wants …
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At a time when theaters were clogged with insipid romantic comedies for a predominantly white audience,Deliver Us from Evaoffered a smart and sassy alternative. It's another variation of Shakespeare'sTaming of the Shrew, beginning when Ray (James Todd Smith, a.k.a. LL Cool J) accepts a $5,000 challenge to seduce Eva (Gabrielle Union), an alleged man-hater who dominates her three sisters and the men in their lives, who are desperate to be "delivered from Eva." It's a sitcom plot from start to finish, with no real surprises. What liftsEvafrom its potential doldrums is the sensible negotiations that emerge between the would-be lovers, and a sharp screenplay that allows Ray and Eva to arrive at a mutual understanding that's richer and more mature than most comedies would bother to allow. By giving its characters an opportunity to show their truly attractive colors, Eva is deliveredtous, claws retracted, and ready for love.--Jeff Shannon
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Director: Gary Hardwick
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 7, 2003
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2003
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
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