She Hate Me 2004 R CC

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When a rising exec becomes a whistleblower and gets fired, he turns the tables on corporate culture, setting up shop as a stud-for-hire by impregnating wealthy lesbians at $10,000 a pop. Mixing up race, sex and stereotypes as only he can, director Spike Lee shows why it's all about the Benjamins.

Starring:
Reynaldo Rosales, Kerry Washington
Runtime:
2 hours 19 minutes

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She Hate Me

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Spike Lee
Starring Reynaldo Rosales, Kerry Washington
Supporting actors Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Jim Brown, Ossie Davis, Jamel Debbouze, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling, Lonette McKee, Paula Jai Parker, Q-Tip, Dania Ramirez, John Turturro, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Bennent, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michole Briana White, Sarita Choudhury
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Spike Lee's films usually have depth and "authentic"/realistic characters BUT NOT THIS TIME.
You Can Call Me "Books"
I think Spike Lee could have made 2 really interesting films, but instead shoved it all into one called, She Hate Me.
Yer Pal
Anthony Mackie is as believable an actor as Kerry Washington is an actress and their work together was magnificent!
CameraLady

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dorrie Wheeler on March 18, 2005
Format: DVD
This was a really remarkable film and I am astonished that it didn't get more critical acclaim or advertising related to the film. It's a great movie. It's not just a film about a man who goes around impregnanting lesbians as the blurb on the back of the box kinda makes the film seem. The film stars Anthony Mackie, a new actor who portrays Jack Armstrong. At the beginning of the film it seems as if Jack has got it going on. He is the vice-president of a pharmaceutical corporation, lives in a nice apartment, and is ivy league educated. He is a brother that has it all together in every department--except in the romance department. After his company goes into a downward spiral--in which he is fingered for the downfall, he lets an ex girlfriend convince him to donate his sperm to her and her girlfriend at $5,000 a piece. When his assetts are frozen and he loses his job, he feels compell to continue to sell his sperm. With his ex-girlfriend as his manager, she gets him $10,000 a pop. This film is wonderful and thought provoking. Jack gets into a bit of legal trouble and he starts to look to his religion, his family and other factors when it comes to whether or not he will continue to sell his manhood. There were several things about this film that irked me a bit, but that is why I like Spike's films because there is always something that bothers me and makes me think. When the women went into labor the scene was so over the top and they were all screaming and hollering. However, I appreciate the details in the film. For instance, when Jack was having sex with the various women, he made love to each one of them a different way. He also developed a newfound friendship with his ex-girlfriend who left him for another woman years prior. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a real thought provoking film. It also has a lot to do with whistleblowing and the state of the world today.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mediafan on June 14, 2006
Format: DVD
To begin, I am relieved that neither Spike nor Joie are in front of the camera like usual. I will give him one star for his creativity. He always brings that to the movie. I will give him the other star for tackling such strong content. Another character in his favor. However, he loses me with the whole flow of the movie. It seemed to be "cut and pasted" . It doesn't settle down into a story line. The editing is chaotic, the thought pattern is muddled. So there's no chance to really indentify with or connect with the character as with the other movies. As a result, it made the film hard to follow and just a screen full of Spike Lee going wild. This was far below of that he is capable of. This seemed to be a rushed project with issues that could have made two good projects versus one confusing one.The only redeeming quality comes from the alluding in my opening statement, the fact that Spike himself wasn't in front of the camera.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Digibong! on December 28, 2005
Format: DVD
This movie is like 2 and a half hours long!!!

WHY?!?!?

It can't decide if it wanted to be a movie about a young black

professional male blowing the whistle on an "Enron like"

organization and himself caught in the middle of it,

or just being about a brother who was down on his luck

and due to frozen assets,etc FORCED into being

the "Sperminator" to a whole bunch of "biological-clockticking"

lesbians.

I kinda liked the second story better.

But at the same time this movie is a bit too unrealistic.

I am trying to understand why they think that

every other lesbian couple or individual WANTS

to have a child...let alone the "old fashioned way"

(by way of the male species that is)

They need to get those statistics right before putting

it out there like that.

Then to top it these lesbians are acting more like they

are Bi-sexual and enjoying themselves in the process,

no complaints or anything..it's like they WANTED to be

"turned out" by this guy.

And worse...they pay $10,000 for this when all they had

to do was get someone from around the way, buy him

2 chicken wings and a blue soda and boom! They would have

saved all the drama and trouble..and money.

There are a few celebrity appearances such as:

John Turturro,Q-Tip,Brian Dennehey,Spike Lee's sister,

Lonetta McKey,Jim BRown,Woody Harrelson,but they don't do

much for the script other than to make this movie seem

like it's not just another "hood" movie about a guy

skeezin' on woman.

It's like this was unncessarily long to accomodate the

"Enron-like" scandal plot and the "baby making machine"

plot..they should have made it one plot and save the time

and money.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tsuyoshi on November 22, 2006
Format: DVD
Whatever the film's real message or satire behind this messy collection of ideas may be, `She Hate Me' is definitely a Spike Lee film. There have been common threads that run through the works that Spike Lee had done in the past, and they are deeply related to racial consciousness. It is also true he has been trying to expand his perspectives and even when he shot films like `25th Hour' you will not miss the Spike Lee touch in there.

In his `She Hate Me' you can find his unmistakable touches, for example, in the jazzy music, the (occasionally used) grainy images of 16 mm film, or frequent close-ups of the actors. You can also hear his 'voices' or messages, which are as honest and candid as the ones you heard in the 80s, but what he is trying to say remains unclear from the first to the end.

Consider this. In `She Hate Me' you will meet a gentle businessman `Jack' (brilliant Anthony Mackie) working for a big pharmaceutical company, who comes to know that the data submitted to FDA were actually rigged. He becomes a `whistle blower' but in consequence he is fired.

Then this story about corrupt business jumps to a totally unexpected stage. That is, `Jack' finds his former girlfriend waiting for him at home, who is in fact a lesbian. Knowing that Jack needs money, she offers a $10,000 deal to him, in order to have a baby - well, in fact two babies, one for her and another for her lover. Now I don't think I have to write how she gets what she wants except that there are some silly cartoon-like sequences which show how insemination occur.

Some reviewers say this film, if flawed, would be at least food for thought.
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