She's Gotta Have It

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With She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee delivered his bracing first shot across Hollywood's bow -- and set the template for the groundbreaking act to follow.

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Beautiful Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) can't decide what kind of man she wants to date, so she decides to date three at the same time. The first is Greer Childs (John Canada Terrell), a rich, handsome narcissist. Then there's Jamie Overstreet (Tommy Redmond Hicks), a stable, overprotective alpha male. Finally, there's Mars Blackmon (Spike Lee), a timid geek with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, while each suitor has his virtues, Darling just can't seem to make up her mind.

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Critic Reviews for She's Gotta Have It

  • All the elements of an interesting yarn are implicit here -- save one: a compelling central figure

    March 17, 2008 | Full Review…
  • She's Gotta Have It's characters talk into the camera, but they do so in service of a Rashomon-tinged postmortem on how an artistic young woman couldn't make polyamory work in her favor.

    January 13, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This delightful low-budget comedy, with its all black cast and black humour, is 100 per cent Lee.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The film probes important and intriguing questions, even if the characters are not explored as thoroughly as they might have been.

    May 21, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Made for less than $30,000, Lee's first feature posed him as a mid-80s rival to Woody Allen, nearly equaling him in the psychological authenticity of his characters and perhaps bettering him in grace and virtuosity and sheer creative glee.

    April 15, 2002 | Full Review…
  • She's Gotta Have It is cleverly crafted.

    August 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 21, 2007
    Spike Lee's debut feature is a racially orientated sex comedy examining attitudes within a love triangle of black suburbanites. Some witty lines but it's a little affected and self-absorbed, and it often feels like an african-american rip off of a Woody Allen film. Not bad though.
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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