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She Hate Me (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 30 July 2004 (USA)
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

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Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry Jack Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima, a high powered businesswoman--and now a lesbian--offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex, Jack is persuaded by the chance to make easy money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a try. Lesbians with a desire for motherhood and the cash to spare are lining up to seek his services. But, between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for security fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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18 women want children. Jack is a white collar whistle-blower in need of a job. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong graphic sexuality/nudity, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Ella me odia  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,016, 1 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$365,134, 12 December 2004
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Trivia

Spike Lee came up with the title from watching X.F.L. (2001). A player named Rod Smart gained some notoriety by nicknaming himself "He Hate Me." See more »

Goofs

During the first sessions with the woman, Fatima informs the women that they do not accept checks, just cash. But a few sessions later it shows a woman writing a check. See more »

Quotes

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Adam 'n' Eve 'n' Eve
Written and Performed by Raul Midon
Published by Midon Publishing
Raul Midon appears courtesy of Manhattan Records/EMI
Arrangement by Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
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A brilliant and searing examination of morality and corruption.
18 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

It has been said that dying is easy, but comedy is difficult. This latest, masterful release by Director Spike Lee should not merely be viewed as a comedy, although it does has some outrageous laughs based upon a social commentary about morality, corruption, and ultimately personal salvation. What makes this film challenging, and perhaps disappointing to some, is that it is so original that it does not easily fit into categories or expectations. However, Mr. Lee has indeed succeeded on many levels. In the finest traditions of breaking new ground in art, social commentary, satire, and caricature, with the likes of James Joyce, Marxist philosophers, Marshall McLuhan, Herbert Marcuse and others from the Frankfurt school, and pop culture icons, from Tom Lehrer, Bob Dylan, and Madonna, this film is right (or left) on target. It is not about donating sperm to lesbians, as some might think, or corruption in business and government. It uses lesbians and blacks as representations of anyone who is subject to being marginalized. The real message of this movie, in my view, is that our salvation and rescue lies within, and that personal morality, i.e., truth, is the tool we can use to uncover and destroy government and business deceits, from Watergate to Enron, and beyond. If you are looking just for laughs, and not to be challenged to think beyond the superficial, then this movie isn't for you. But for anyone who isn't brain dead, brain washed, or brainless, this just might be the best movie you've ever seen.


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