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She Hate Me (2004)

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Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Michael Genet (story), Michael Genet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Mackie ... John Henry 'Jack' Armstrong
Kerry Washington ... Fatima Goodrich
Ellen Barkin ... Margo Chadwick
Monica Bellucci ... Simona Bonasera
Jim Brown ... Geronimo Armstrong
Ossie Davis ... Judge Buchanan
Jamel Debbouze ... Doak
Brian Dennehy ... Chairman Billy Church
Woody Harrelson ... Leland Powell
Bai Ling ... Oni
Lonette McKee ... Lottie Armstrong
Paula Jai Parker ... Evelyn
Q-Tip ... Vada Huff
Dania Ramirez ... Alex Guerrero
John Turturro ... Don Angelo Bonasera
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Storyline

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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From the director of "She's Gotta Have It" and "25th Hour," a new film about one heterosexual male and 18 lesbians. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ella me odia See more »

Filming Locations:

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the last film of Ossie Davis (Judge Buchanan). See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Fatima are talking about their old relationship in his home, Fatima puts on her jacket. In the next shot, her long hair is out of her jacket and she is bent over. See more »

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Agent Amos Flood: Shiiiiiiiiiet...
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References X.F.L. (2001) See more »

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Will o' the Wisp
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I hate him ()
25 March 2009 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

This movie is about a man who takes a moral choice for his work but forgets values in his private life. I can't relate to such upside down philosophy. So, "hate" is surely a word too harsh but I don't care about his life.

Nevertheless, the story raises good questions:

For one time, you see a man becoming a "sex-object" and it's great to achieve this sort of equality with women in charge. From my point of view, it's not a revolution: I always thought, that in relationships, men court but women decide! But I am not the Di Caprio / Pitt / Clooney mold, too! Thus, the truth would be that it's the sexiest who runs the relation whatever the gender! It's a tyranny of beauty then!

And as depicted in the movie, nowadays, when beauty is there, money is not far away. What can we do for money? Is everything for sell? Money leads to freedom or alienation? When you see the beautiful opening credits, you wonder..

For sure, Lee is a talented director and knows how to tell a story, even disturbing for your beliefs.

PS: and don't forget FRANK WILLS, a man who stayed true to his principles instead of money!


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