Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lila & Eve 2015

     Lila lives in Atlanta and she just lost her oldest son Stephon to a drive-by shooting.  He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Lila starts going to a mother’s support group and she meets Eve.  They form a bond to support each other since Eve has lost a daughter.  They decide they are not going to sit back and see the police do nothing about this drive-by crime.  Lila’s younger son brings home a gun and Lila gets together with Eve to find out who killed Stephon.  When the drug dealers draw their guns, Eve shoots them.  They take their cell phones so they can look up the names of their contacts.  A police detective starts to get suspicious when this incidence happens more than once.  Eve becomes even bolder but Lila starts to rethink their actions.
     This is a Lifetime movie so I needed to take that into consideration in my review.  I was not expecting rocket science and I did not get that.  It is nice to see some justice handed out when normally it would be business as usual with nothing changing.  There is a slight twist near the ending.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

94 min, Drama directed by Charles Stone III with Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Aml Ameen, Andre Royo, Shea Whigham, Chris Chalk, Will Brittain, Michole Briana White, Julius Tenon, Yolonda Ross, Rey Hernandez.

Note:  Imdb 5.8 out of 10, 33% critic 41% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 1*, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 299 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.  Davis and Lopez also acted together in the 1998 Out of Sight.  Charlize Theron was originally cast as Eve but she was committed to the film Dark Places released in 2015.

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