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Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
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
I loved the movie. It reminded me of days gone by when I actually stood for something. In my opinion it follows typical Spike Lee style of story telling and cinematography. Spike is still a great story teller--even if you don't like the stories he chooses to tell. The story starts out with a young African American executive faced with a moral decision of whistle-blowing on his company. He apparently makes a decent salary and it will cost him loose this job. He makes his decision and has to live with the consequences. We follow the path of his decision which goes in a whole new direction--which could be its own movie, "She's Gotta Have It Part 2." As with many Spike Lee films, it is designed to make you think. There are several key issues: Lesbians' rights to have children, corporate corruption, health-care, and parental responsibility. I did not find it as preachy as some of Spike's other works but I haven't been to church in some time so I just may not remember what "preachy" is.
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