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,…
DVD Review

She Hate Me (2005)

Details Release Date: Feb 01, 2005; DVD Release Date: Feb 01, 2005; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington; 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.

Originally posted Jan 31, 2005 Published in issue #804-805 Feb 04, 2005 Order article reprints
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