She Hate Me
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
When biotech exec Jack (Anthony Mackie, 8 Mile) blows the whistle on his greedy drug-conglomerate bosses (Woody Harrelson, Natural Born Killers, and Ellen Barkin, Sea of Love) over an insider-trading scandal, he gets more than he bargained for. Once this play is played, he finds himself hitting rock bottom when an old flame, Fatima (Kerry Washington, Save the Last Dance), blows back into his life with the ultimate job offer: father her child, no strings attached. Teaming up to turn the tables on corporate culture, he sets up shop as a stud-for-hire at 10 G's a pop for a bevy of wealthy lesbians. When Jack delivers the goods, even his ex's glamazon gal pals can't resist his considerable...charms. Torn between love and money, Jack chases his American Dream all the way to the bank. But things heat up when Jack impregnates the Mafia daughter (Monica Bellucci, The Matrix Reloaded) of a notorious boss (John Turturro, Secret Window), triggering the FBI to expose Jack's cash-cow scheme.
In a long and varied career, She Hate Me is easily one of Spike Lee's most unusual films. On the one hand, it's a drama. On the other, it's a comedy. Then there's the structure: a crazy quilt made up out of several different stories. Even the style is a patchwork incorporating animation and pseudo-documentary--in the vein of Lee's 1986 hit She's Gotta Have It. It all revolves around one John Henry "Jack" Armstrong (8 Mile's Anthony Mackie), a successful executive at a biotech company much like ImClone (the one that brought Martha Stewart down). When Jack blows the whistle and loses his job, ex-fiancée Fatima (Ray's Kerry Washington), who left him for another woman, offers the now-penniless Jack $10,000 to impregnate her. All goes well, so they set up business together, and he proceeds to impregnate countless gay women, including mafia princess Simona (Monica Bellucci). If there's one thing that keeps it all together, it's Mackie, who handles the many changes Lee puts him through with admirable aplomb. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Unlike Woody, Spike doesn't make himself the center of the films. So, for those that complain about his ego, just ponder that.
This film is clearly a dream that Spike has of being rejected unfairly and then having his way with a long line of women, who actually pay him to 'do the deed' with them. Now if that isn't the dream of Spike, or myself, or anyone, I don't know what is.
If you're a Spike Fan, than jump aboard, you'll feel much at home. The movie is a bit 'sexier' than the normal Spike work, but has all the usual Hollywood touches as well as the very clear political viewpoint.
About the rating, it really isn't three stars; for Spike fans, it's five stars; for those not 'on board' the Spike train, it's lower. The average is about three stars therefore.
Would I watch it again? Probably...only because I'll watch Anthony Mackie in A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Yum.
I dont believe he was given enough credit for this one and personally I dont think many in the film world was ready for this one lol. This film is amazing I personally thought also this was one of his better films, right up there with the popular ones spike has done. I particularly took note of and enjoyed the powerful role women has in she hates me.