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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family's affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve's mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan).

Cast: Jurnee Smollett , Meagan Good , Samuel L. Jackson , Lynn Whitfield , Debbi Morgan , Jake Smollett , Ethel Ayler , Diahann Carroll

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Trimark Pictures

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Release Date: November 7th, 1997|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • As a screenwriter, Lemmons is able to keep all the plot elements in place. But as a director, she is unable to keep things moving. show more

  • Indeed, Eve's milieu is fresh and specific enough to make even Jackson subordinate to Kasi Lemmons, the writer (and sometimes actress) who dreamed up this story for her directorial debut. [07Nov1997 Pg08.D] show more

  • All of these moments unfold in a film of astonishing maturity and confidence; Eve's Bayou, one of the very best films of the year, is the debut of its writer and director, Kasi Lemmons. show more

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