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Lila and Eve 2015 Full Movie
Lila and Eve 2015 Full Movie
Lila & Eve is a 2015 American drama film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Patrick Gilfillan. The film stars Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez. It premiered on January 30, 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in North America on July 17, 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Lila and Eve
Never suspenseful enough to qualify as a thriller, the vigilante flick Lila & Eve turns on a third-act plot twist that viewers will be able to guess within the first 10 minutes, but which the movie insists on foreshadowing so incessantly that the reveal becomes redundant. A viewer might be inclined to call the film a waste of Viola Davis’ talents, except that performances like the one Davis gives here—playing a grieving mother who decides to take the law into her own hands—are made to rescue movies like these and make them watchable. Pitched somewhere between indie domestic drama and direct-to-video exploitation, Lila & Eve is the kind of film in which a sturdy, unsensational piece of acting can take the spotlight.
Davis plays Lila, an Atlanta city clerk whose teenage son is gunned down, seemingly at random, during a drive-by shooting. Frustrated by local detectives (Shea Whigham, Andre Royo), Lila decides to start her own investigation into her son’s death, accompanied by shearling-coat-clad Eve (Jennifer Lopez, who, per The Boy Next Door, seems to have a thing for movies that feel like parodies of themselves), a woman she met in a support group for mothers of murder victims. They bring along a revolver for protection, though it doesn’t take long for the trigger to get pulled. In between interrogating drug dealers and gunning down bad guys, the two women re-decorate Lila’s modest home. Director Charles Stone III (Drumline, Mr. 3000) strikes a self-serious tone that’s too understated for the movie to ever come across as howling camp, even as the plot grows increasingly ludicrous, throwing in clueless cops and a booby-trapped house that explodes in a digital fireball.
A dimly lit, psychological treatment of trashy pulp material isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but only Davis seems to have the skill set necessary to pull it off. The movie around her just feels uncomfortable with itself; when it manages to introduce serious tension—like having a murdered drug dealer’s mother join Lila’s support group—it defuses it awkwardly. What it amounts to is a whole lot of shrugs—about cycles of violence and the socio-economic realities of long-term grief—accompanied by near-compulsive, twitch-like winks about the aforementioned plot twist. The occasional shock of black humor (say, a drug runner falling to his death while trying to dodge bullets) or grim imagery does nothing but contribute to the impression of a movie struggling to decide on a point-of-view. But at least it has Davis, who can inhabit vulnerability and turn credibly scary with equal ease; in those moments when the camera locks in on her face, Lila & Eve almost passes for something graceful.