Lila & Eve

Lila & Eve

DVD - 2015
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Lila, a grieving mother whose son was killed in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who has also lost her daughter to street violence. When the police prove incapable of bringing those responsible to justice, Lila and Eve team up as vigilantes and take matters into their own hands.
Publisher: [Toronto, ON] :, Phase 4 Films,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: LILA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby Digital,rda
widescreen (1.85:1),rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Lila and Eve

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A powerful revenge fantasy, as well as a smart and poignant commentary on grief and the inadequacy of individual models of healing and recovery for dealing with systemic violence. Viola Davis brilliantly portrays a mother who has to decide whether to change her world or accept it as is.

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CoastalCruiser
Oct 17, 2016

Confusing even at the end

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JackamoJames
Feb 09, 2016

that would be "they're, not there" ..after all , this IS an institution of language and literature.
As for the movie, it was very predictable , well acted, but incredibly " are you kidding me" when it comes to reality and stupidity of those tracking the bad guys.
And whats with Jlo and her smoking in every movie lately?..

real_thing Dec 26, 2015

There both great actresses.

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jimg2000
Nov 29, 2015

A devastated mother, whose son was murdered by a drug gang, turned "Charles Bronson ( Death Wish)" with encouragement from a sympathetic grief-sponsor Eve. Like Kitty, I was caught completely by surprise towards the end.

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asaulsberry
Oct 19, 2015

Viola Davis is reliably great, but the movie focuses so much on plot twists and gun violence that the better, more subtle moments lose impact. A nice premise full of wasted potential.

KittyMoonshine Sep 18, 2015

NOt one of Viola Davis better films. A pair of women become vigilantes after their children are killed. there is a twist at the end of the film. I did not expect it.

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CoastalCruiser
Oct 17, 2016

CoastalCruiser thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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jimg2000
Nov 29, 2015

Story premise:
So, we're mothers. Our maternal instinct is to protect our child. And when the worst happens, when that child is murdered, we feel guilt, depression, we feel we failed. We lose our homes, our minds, and sometimes our lives. So get a sponsor. Find someone that you can talk to, get out, get a hobby, get to acceptance somehow so that you can get on to living, right?
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Detective: Ms. Walcott. Yeah. You're here for an update. If you wouldn't mind. Uh, we canvassed the neighborhood, but, sorry to say, nothing yet. We're just gonna have to keep looking till we get the break we need, ma'am.
Lila: My son was just walking down the street. I have another son. What am I supposed to do?
Detective: If it were me, I'd move.

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