Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Louis Batiste is a popular physician in 1960s Louisiana who has a beautiful wife, a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter Eve is crushed when she catches her dad in a compromising situation.
In 1960s Louisiana a charming physician seems to have it all, but risks everything by indulging in his weakness for attractive women. Exposed by his youngest daughter, can he mend his broken family before it's too late?
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Is this a scary movie, per se? No. It is an amazing piece of filmmaking? A thousand times, yes. Jurnee Smollett definitely held her own acting alongside legends like Sam Jackson, and Lynn Whitfield. The cinematography is beautiful, and the story, heartbreaking and so personal, it feels like we're flies on the wall, watching it all unfold. Some will find it boring, but it yivks all the boxes for me as far as supernatural drama is concerned. Love it.
I thought this movie was amazing. If you are looking for a "scary" movie you're going to be disappointed though. Personally I would file this under Drama even though there are some allusions to supernatural elements involved. This film is not horror in the classical sense, but the story line is quite horrific in it's own right. The cast was great, and the characters were engaging and nuanced. The story line is far more complex than it appears and there is a lot going on, so it is important to sit still and pay attention, this one is more for thinking about than multitasking.
A very good Movie. Seen it twice.
A perfect film.
The “horror” element were the family secrets/lies. The cast is beautiful. The costume design was beautiful. There were a few eerie elements and I enjoyed it. I saw this film as a young teen and watching it as a adult I have a greater appreciation for it.