Lila & Eve
Directed by Charles Stone III
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.
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★★★½ review by bbbgtoby on Letterboxd
Two strong minority female leads in a revenge thriller that is tainted by needing to tag on the "Lifetime" message of hope and goodness and blah blah blah. I hardly hesitate to suggest that if this wasn't produced by Lifetime and if these were two white men killing drug dealers in some shakeycam production the world would be creaming themselves over Lila and Eve. Strong message, strong performances, people dealing with their emotional baggage, one of my favourite films of 2015 so far.
What kind of acting career choices has Jennifer Lopez made since hitting the big time? She's clearly got talent but more often than not she has been in absolute garbage that didn't even deserve to go straight to VHS/DVD/VOD and pretty terrible romcoms too. This is one of the few exceptions as far as I'm concerned.
★★★★★ review by francesca 🍝 on Letterboxd
i just...... i just.... have no words.
this was good man, i'm here for all of this
★★★★ review by Jacob Fisher on Letterboxd
I thought this was going to suck but I was blown away by the performances and the intense story.
★★★★ review by Carlos Laron on Letterboxd
A thin story but Viola Davis' acting was SUPERB (as it always is). Jennifer Lopez was quite the revelation! She was better than good here. The twist really took me by surprise, because nothing ever does anymore to be honest! Overall I recommend this!
★★★★ review by Ellis on Letterboxd
So I was like really primed to like this movie because I love both these leading ladies and I'm all about a good like crime type thriller.
It was a solid flick, the twist was well done, enough foreshadowing but not too predictable. Viola Davis was a star and literally carried this film with her performance.
The only thing I didn't like was that it seemed like the supporting characters Ben and Justin didn't really add anything to the movie, I mean they were just sort of there.
But I would totally watch it again.
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