Subplots are woven stealthily into the story, taking the pressure off the central drama, allowing it to be affecting rather than melodramatic, and heightening the atmosphere of the lush Louisiana setting.
Eve's Bayou is my favorite movie, and I've seen it at least 25 times. When it arrived in the normal DVD packaging I was like, YESS, I get to see my favorite movie. I forgot that when I ordered it said \"Director's Cut.\" I don't know what I was thinking. It had about 6 or 7 scenes that were different and they messed up the overall package of the movie. I was hoping to get my favorite film, so don't buy this unless you want to see a different movie that has extra components but that might let you down if you are looking for what's familiar. Buy the regular DVD. I am now about to buy my 3rd Eve's Bayou-related DVD.