"Eve's Bayou" is a 1997 American southern gothic drama film that was written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this film. In sum, it is about a charming physician who seems to have it all. He will risk everything because of some bad acts performed during his life. Set in the Louisiana bayou in the state of Louisiana in the 1960's, the movie tells a heartfelt story of a well-to-do black family caught up in a great deal of family drama.

Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family's affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve's mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into major emotional turmoil. Eve however manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan). Eve and Cisely after their father dies will ultimately find a little peace.

Fans and critics both said, "Eve's Bayou" is a delightfully good movie." Additionally, in keeping with its critical response of generally positive reviews, the film grossed $14.8 million at the box office against a budget of $3 million US dollars.

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