American Cinema International | Release Date: February 22, 2008
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JayH.May 9, 2008
3.5/10. Preachy African American melodramatics, loses it's moral focus and wanders aimlessly across the screen. Amusing in ways that were not intended, it's a silly mess that appears thrown together without much guidance.
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ChadS.May 20, 2008
Before Valerie Maas(Aunjanue Ellis) departs for the hotel where her husband is conducting his extra-marital affair, at that very moment as she sits behind the wheel while the engine's running, Zahara(Vivica A. Fox) makes a bad situation Before Valerie Maas(Aunjanue Ellis) departs for the hotel where her husband is conducting his extra-marital affair, at that very moment as she sits behind the wheel while the engine's running, Zahara(Vivica A. Fox) makes a bad situation worse by handing her best friend a gun. That makes absolutely no sense at all. Valerie doesn't need a gun; she needs Zahara to accompany her. If Valerie pulled the trigger, she'd be charged with premeditated murder. The prosecution team would have no problem establishing motive. So it got me thinking. Since we know what surprise awaits Valerie, maybe the film, on some subconscious level, wants him dead, too. This scene plays like a rupture in the text. "Cover" is supposed to speak out against homophobia, but maybe the writer's heart really isn't in the film's dominant ideology. That's why he'd write such a poorly conceived scene, by which a woman would give her friend a firearm, supposedly, in the name of self-defense. That's why the church plays such an important role here. "Cover" pretends to be one of the tolerant church ladies, but they're the film's cover for the truth; this melodramatic film is actually on the side of the intolerant church ladies, who think a man like Dutch shouldn't be welcome inside their house of worship. A difference in opinion about the film's subject matter must be the reason why the tone of "Cover" is uneven, to say the least. Expand
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SamP.Feb 23, 2008
Has to be the most insulting film ever made on this subject.
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