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Tracy Camilla Johns Tracy Camilla Johns
Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks
Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell
Greer Childs
Spike Lee Spike Lee
Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell
Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee Joie Lee
Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson S. Epatha Merkerson
Doctor Jamison
Bill Lee Bill Lee
Sonny Darling


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Great Debut

2 years ago at Feb 24 14:27
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A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing.  The story surrounds a young woman and h... read more

A good movie

2 years, 5 months ago at Sep 17 5:40
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Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Well, what I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than his usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white photog... read more
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Release date: 8 August 1986
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"First viewing - Sept. 2nd I was curious to see what this would be like, as Spike Lee is a filmmaker I've failed to keep up with but usually appreciate the films of. It was definitely different, and I enjoyed the telling of this woman who's juggling three relationships at the same time. The best part is that it never looks down on her or judges her, but treats her with respect. The documentary style works well enough, and I thought it was ultimately worth watching. It's not great, but it remains"


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" Nola Darling is an independent-minded young woman who knows what she likes and what she wants out of life. She's attractive, likes sex and has no trouble attracting men but she knows what kind of man she wants. She also attracts women like Opal Gilstrap, who hope she'll 'come around'. The three men in her life - Jamie Overstreet, Mars Blackmon and Greer Childs - all provide their point of view on Nola and on their relationship with her."


PulpRoman posted a review 2 years ago

Great Debut

“A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing.  The story surrounds a young woman and her three lovers humorously delving into the lives of black folk in a way reminisce of  Zora Neale Hurston's There Eyes Were Watching God which the film pays tribute to in the opening credits. Working on a small budget Lee skillfully utilizes what he has, making the city scene breathe life into his film and plugging in his father and gorgeous sister into roles that they carry off well.  This is o” read more

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"23.2.18 A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing. The story surrounds a young woman and her three lovers humorously delving into the lives of black folk in a way reminisce of Zor"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 5 months ago

A good movie

“Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Well, what I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than his usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white photography. Still, even though Tracy Camilla Johns was quite gorgeous and seriously charismatic, it was still difficult to root for this character with some massive commitment issues. Indeed, it is interesting to point that, so far in his career, Spike Lee has made only 2 movies with a female main character, this one dealing with a woman who sleeps pretty much with everybody and 'Girl 6' who was dealin” read more

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" Notes: What I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than Spike Lee's usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white photography. Still, even though Tracy Camilla Johns was quite gorgeous and seriously charismatic, it was still difficult to root for this character with some massive commitment issues. Indeed, it is interesti"


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