Eve's Bayou [WS Signature Series] [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 5236078
  • Release Date: 02/18/2003
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Director's cut
  • New production commentary with the the writer/director, producer, and director of photography
  • New cast commentary by Samuel Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, the director and others!
  • Kasi Kemmons' short film "Dr. Hugo" - an illumination of "Eve's Bayou" with new commentary
  • 16x9 Widescreen
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Eve's Bayou
A young girl learns some difficult lessons about truth, love, and fidelity in this critically-acclaimed Southern gothic drama. Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett) is a ten-year-old girl whose father Louis (Samuel L. Jackson) is a successful and well-liked doctor in an African-American community in Louisiana. Louis is a good father and an excellent provider, but he also has a way of attracting the ladies, and he's not inclined to turn them away. One night, the Batistes hold a party, and Eve, her older sister Cisely (Meagan Good), and their mother Roz (Lynn Whitfield) all notice that Louis is spending a great deal of time dancing with the same woman. Eve later spies her father and the woman in an embrace in the carriage house, though Louis unconvincingly claims that nothing untoward was happening. The evidence of Louis' infidelity takes a toll on the entire family: Cisely, who at age 14 is walking the middle-ground between being a girl and a woman, becomes sullen and confused about her new emotions, Roz takes out her frustrations on her loved ones, and Eve visits Elzora (Diahann Carroll), a voodoo priestess, looking for advice and possibly revenge. Meanwhile, Eve's Aunt Mozelle (Debbi Morgan), who claims to have psychic powers, arrives to stay with the family after the death of her third husband, though she isn't lonely for long after meeting the eccentric Julien Greyraven (Vondie Curtis-Hall). Eve's Bayou was the first project as writer-director for actress Kasi Lemmons; leading man Samuel L. Jackson also co-produced. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jurnee Smollett
    Jurnee Smollett - Eve Batiste
  • Meagan Good
    Meagan Good - Cisely Batiste
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Louis Batiste
  • Lynn Whitfield
    Lynn Whitfield - Roz Batiste
  • Debbi Morgan
    Debbi Morgan - Mozelle Batiste Delacroix



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Intro to New Orleans Culture

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    YamiMiMi

    Eve's Bayou is a suspenseful, interesting drama involving a superb list of A-listers (Samuel L. Jackson, Journee Smollett, Debbie Davis, Meghan Good) and which has a surprising plot twist. The seamless flashback transitions add to the depth of the physical and non physical characters being discussed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Eve's Bayou

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    very good movie, had this one on VHS, saw it on DVD and bought it looks a lot better on DVD. Picture quality is good, sound is what is to be expected from a movie without a lot of action scenes..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

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    Bugattiboi88
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    This movie is a classic and I absolutely love that the shipping was a lot faster than I’d expected! Kudos to Best Buy for the great online service

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Actors

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    Low buget movie with a cast of favorite. The movie has everything that a fan of these actor's would like, Samuel L Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, & Smollett. ...1977

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    evannostrand
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    Eve's Bayou is a great movie. Wish it was on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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