Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez Go All Dirty Harry in Trailer for 'Lila & Eve'

What's that? You say you've never heard of Lila & Eve? You ask how can a film that stars Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis not be a pretty big deal? Well, the film premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and despite the enthusiasm of director Charles Stone III, it was not an enjoyable experience for most people I imagine. Certainly it wasn't for me, but maybe the first trailer will convince you to give it a shot.

Basically, Lila & Eve is like a modern day Thelma & Louise mixed with Dirty Harry, but sadly there's a little hint of the supernatural that this trailer conveniently leaves out. Davis and Lopez play grieving mothers whose children have been murdered, so they set out on a path of vengeance. My chief complaint was that film never modulates its emotions even for an instant, everything is madly over-the-top when most of the story requires more nuance.

Also starring Shea Whigham, Chris Chalk, Andre Royo, and Yolanda Ross, Lila & Eve hits theaters and VOD on July 17th.