SHE HATE ME


Year: 2004
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Ossie Davis, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling, Lonette McKee, Dania Ramirez, John Turturro, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michole Briana White, Sarita Choudhury, Jim Brown, Jamel Debbouze, Brian Dennehy, Paula Jai Parker, Q-Tip, David Bennent, Isiah Whitlock, Savannah Haske, Joie Lee, Michael Genet, Roslyn Tate, Christine Pepe, Kym Hampton, Pauline Tautu, Angela Forrest, Martha Williams, Aura Grimolyte, Chris Magna, Rick Aiello, Chris Tardio, Samrat Chakrabarti, Kandiss Edmundson, Kristina Klebe, Jamilah Rutherford, Marion Mccorry, Hal Sherman, Reynaldo Rosales, James McCaffrey, Kim Director, T V Carpio, Gerald Anthony, Peter Michael Marino, Don Harvey, Gary Evans, Murphy Guyer, Keith Jochim, Brian Simons, Jeff Hughes, Richard Kelly, Wynne Anders, Jade Wu, P J Brown, Paul Albe, Wass Stevens, Lemon, Carlos Leon, Christopher Wynkoop, Kendra Day, Laura Goodwin, Kisha Batista, Sope Phang, Alison Folland, Tristan Taormino, Muriel Hurtado Herrera, Jim Ward, Lars Hanson, Tim Miller, Albert Zihenni, Sandra Endo, Martin Murphy, Michael Devine, Peter Kybart, Patrick Reale, Rodney Bear Jackson, Bradley C Williams, Charles Santy, Alice Liu, Naja Hill, Shakara Singh, Zakiya, Poorna, Sarah Desage, Neisha Butler, Catherine Rogers, Natasha Carabello, Connie Freestone, Piper Corbett, Wynn Hall, Shira Bocar
Director: Spike Lee
Country: USA
USA & UK: 138 mins
USA Rated: R for strong graphic sexuality/nudity, language and a scene of violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex
USA Release Date: 28 July 2004 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 24 September 2004

Synopsis

Harvard, MBA educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong (Anthony Mackie) gets fired when he informs on his bosses and initiates 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 (Kerry Washington), a high powered businesswoman and now a lesbian, offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex (Dania Ramirez), 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 tryst. 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 securities fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated.

SHE HATE ME is written by Michael Genet and Spike Lee, based on a story by Genet. The film is directed by Spike Lee.