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  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.3  (693)
  • 30

"Cover" is a thriller movie from 2007 that revolves around the story of a successful couple, Valerie Maas (played by Aunjanue Ellis) and her husband, Dutch Maas (played by Razaaq Adoti). Valerie, a celebrated music executive, is living the life of her dreams, but her world is turned upside down when Dutch is accused of murder. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Valerie's perfect world is not as idyllic as it seems.

The movie begins with a night of passion between Valerie and a young musician, Jack (played by Leon). The next day, Jack is found dead, and Dutch is the prime suspect in his murder investigation. Valerie is convinced of her husband's innocence and hires a high-profile lawyer, Ryan Chambers (played by Lou Gossett Jr.) to defend him. However, as the trial progresses, things start to unravel, and Valerie realizes that her marriage may not be as perfect as she thought.

As Valerie delves deeper into her husband's secrets, she discovers that Dutch had a relationship with Jack, and the motive for the murder could be jealousy. Valerie's investigation brings her in contact with several dangerous people, including the victim's mother (played by Vivica A. Fox), who is convinced of Dutch's guilt.

The movie takes a turn as Valerie tries to protect Dutch and herself from the allegations. The more she investigates, the more it seems Dutch has something to hide. His past comes back to haunt him, and Valerie is forced to confront the truth about her marriage. She also juggles her career, which is stagnating amidst the drama.

One thing that stands out in the movie is the portrayal of Valerie's character. She is the quintessential career woman, successful and confident, but also vulnerable and struggling to balance her personal and professional life. The film also tackles issues like racism and homophobia, with Dutch facing discrimination because of his race and Jack's sexuality.

The performances are impressive, with Aunjanue Ellis delivering an outstanding portrayal of Valerie's character. Razaaq Adoti as Dutch is convincing in his role, and Vivica A. Fox as Jack's mother brings her character to life. Lou Gossett Jr. is excellent as the defense lawyer.

The cinematography is also noteworthy, capturing the dramatic moments with a keen eye for detail. The soundtrack enhances the mood of the film, with music playing a pivotal role in the plot.

Overall, "Cover" is a well-crafted thriller that keeps the audience engaged till the end. It's a movie that challenges the notions of perfection and the high price people are willing to pay to maintain it. The film deconstructs the idea of the American Dream and how it's unattainable for marginalized communities.

In conclusion, "Cover" is a must-watch for those who enjoy a good mystery thriller. The movie is well-written, well-acted, and captures the essence of its genre. The film leaves the audience with a sense of understanding and reflection on the complexities of life.

Cover is a 2007 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 30.

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    5.3  (693)
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