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20th Century Fox Released 2008

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Director:
Bill Duke
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG-13
Cover is a psychological thriller about a devoutly religious wife who is accused of murder. Valerie Mass (Aunjanue Ellis) has found her self in an unfamiliar place; she is at the police station being questioned as the prime suspect in a murder. As she pleads her case in a brutal interrogation from Detective Hicks (Louis Gossett Jr.) and D.A. Simmons (Clifton Davis) Mass recounts the last chapter in her life. Mass and her husband Dutch (Razaaq Adoti) moved from Atlanta to Philadelphia after the promise of a cushy job meant a better life for their family. But as everything was great at first, she began to notice her husband's behavior and company changing quite a bit. After finding a condom in his wallet, Mass digs deeper into her husband's suspected infidelities, all the while taking solace in a church group she was introduced to by friend Zahara Milton (Vivica A. Fox). Maintaining her innocence and completing the tale of her sordid marriage, Mass tells of the shocking truth she had never suspected. Bill Duke directs this thrilling film with twists around every corner.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 40

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    The sledgehammer message is clear: Best friends can help when you need a McMansion, but only God can help when your husband needs a man.

  • 38

    TV Guide Maitland McDonagh

    So overwrought that it quickly crosses the line into unintentionally funny and never recovers.

  • 30

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    While this actor-filmmaker has delivered such worthy films as "A Rage in Harlem" and "Deep Cover" in the past, this misbegotten effort would be instantly forgettable if not for its...

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