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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

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Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
Jamie Overstreet
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Greer Childs (as John Terrell)
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Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkinson)
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Sonny Darling
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Ava
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Noble
Stephanie Covington ...
Keva
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Shawn
Cheryl D. Singleton ...
Toby (as Cheryl Singleton)
Monty Ross ...
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Dog 2 (as Lewis Jordan)
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Storyline

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A Seriously Sexy Comedy

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Comedy | Romance

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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,473, 10 August 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,137,502
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Because the film's budget was so tight, there were no retakes of any scenes. See more »

Quotes

Greer Childs: If you weren't fine, I wouldn't even bother with you.
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"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

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Referenced in Two Can Play That Game (2001) See more »

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Love that movie!
1 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm a Spike Lee fan from way back but missed this one. Now I'm an old retired lady with plenty of time to catch up. All I can say is that this was a wonderful funny erotic comedy. I liked the way the characters introduced themselves, especially the former roommate who moved out because Nola was entertaining so many men, and all the men who announced their charms. If you wouldn't get a laugh watching Greer fold his clothes before sex, I don't know what would tickle you! Spike Lee himself as Mars reminds me of my Border Collie: playful, obnoxiously demanding, adoring, and never understanding why he can't be #1.

When Nola is convinced that she should consult a specialist for her addiction, she comes away with no resolution, but we are treated to a wonderful aside by the therapist.

The only thing that keeps this picture from a 10 rating is the sequence in color, which I though was trite and out of keeping of the rest of the movie.


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