Wednesday, September 8, 2010

She Hate Me [****]

A trippy flick, to say the least. She Hate Me, a Spike Lee joint, has an Enron-type plot. And for a while, I thought this movie would be about corporate corruption, and teach the age old lesson that “white don’t dirty white.” But in true Spike Lee fashion, the plot took me places I never imagined it would go.

Alex (Dania Ramirez) and Fatima (Kerry Washington) in She Hate Me 

She Hate Me really is about corporate corruption. But more importantly, it’s about doing the right thing… and lesbians. John Henry “Jack” Armstrong (Anthony Mackie) is a miserable man, and it all starts when his friend commits suicide, and leaves behind a video journal detailing the shady behavior of the biotech company that they both work for. Soon after anonymously reporting corruption to the ethics bureau, Jack gets fired for whistle-blowing and his former-bosses sic the law on him to take the fall. This is further exacerbated by his ex-fiancée (Kerry Washington) who convinces him to become a baby-making machine for lesbian couples at an enticing $10,000 a try; and all of this is ultimately topped off by his incarceration. Wild? I’d say so. But just wait ‘til you see the end...

No comments:

Post a Comment