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She Hate Me Spike Lee has a lot to say. The problem: No one tells him not to say it all in one outsize allegory. Even Jim Brown, the world's most intimidating...She Hate MeDrama, ComedyPT138MR Spike Lee has a lot to say. The problem: No one tells him not to say it all in one outsize allegory. Even Jim Brown, the world's most intimidating...2005-01-31Monica BellucciBrian DennehyDania RamirezJohn TurturroMonica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Dania Ramirez, John TurturroSony Pictures Classics

She Hate Me

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Dania Ramirez, John Turturro; Director: Spike Lee; Author: Spike Lee; Release Date Wide: 07/30/2004; Runtime (in minutes): 138; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Spike Lee has a lot to say. The problem: No one tells him not to say it all in one outsize allegory. Even Jim Brown, the world’s most intimidating presence, admits: ”I do whatever Spike says.” In She Hate Me, Spike tackles corporate greed, whistle-blowers, lesbians having children, selling sperm to lesbians having children, the Mob, the best nickname in sports, and Monica Bellucci. He’s in love with his ideas, and paints them with considerable style. That is, until he encounters one that doesn’t fit (a wince-inducing Watergate break-in sequence, for instance), at which point he tries to layer colors over it until it does. The result, though clearly flawed, is always watchable.

EXTRAS Lee’s commentary, in which his glee at being able to do what he does comes through; deleted scenes; and a cursory making-of documentary.

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