Spike Lee's She Hate Me begins with money. The opening credits roll over an array of close shots: bills waving like flags, faces of dead presidents undulating. As the film begins, comes the final portrait: George W. Bush on a three-dollar bill. Can't spend it, can't save it, can't trust it.
Revisiting Spike Lee's Perplexing 'She Hate Me' on Its 12th Anniversary (Released July 28, 2004)
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Sign in. Watch now. A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives. Spike Lee 's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in
She Hate Me (2004)
Anything else? But is an ambitious, obfuscating, risk-taking film necessarily a good one? It starts out like a corporate corruption thriller, 3 years after Enron. And if Spike had opted to stay on that corporate corruption course, instead of the several segues he takes later, I think this could have been a far more focused, and more interesting and entertaining film.
The film garnered controversy, and, as with many of Lee's films, touches on comedy , drama , and politics. Unlike many prior works, Spike Lee does not have an acting credit in this film. The film was shot mostly on location in New York City , including each of the city's five boroughs. It was nominated for various awards but failed to win. John Henry "Jack" Armstrong Anthony Mackie is a financially successful and upwardly mobile executive at a biotechnology firm who, following the suicide of a colleague, Dr.