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      Jungle Fever

      R Released Jun 7, 1991 2h 12m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 51 Reviews 67% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A married black lawyer named Flipper (Wesley Snipes) begins an affair with Angie (Annabella Sciorra), his white secretary. When the news is leaked through an acquaintance, Flipper's wife (Lonette McKee) kicks him out of the house. Flipper decides to begin courting his mistress, only to be greeted by disapproval from friends, family and even strangers. The relationship continues to be strained in a society not ready to accept it, and people are hurt during its inception. Read More Read Less
      Jungle Fever

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      Jungle Fever finds Spike Lee tackling timely sociopolitical themes in typically provocative style, even if the result is sometimes ambitious to a fault.

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      Odie Henderson Slant Magazine The ingrained self-hatred of its characters reflect outward toward those who remind them of themselves. Jun 23, 2016 Full Review Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer However diffuse the movie's agenda, it is never less than thoroughly involving. Rated: 3/4 Apr 21, 2015 Full Review Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times Strong and powerful, Jungle Fever dares us to be disinterested, dares us to turn away. Apr 21, 2015 Full Review Terry Francis Southern Voice (Atlanta) Lee's film has moments that are near incendiary in their anger, and it's the rare American film that can honestly be said to make audiences think, and re-think. Rated: 2.5/4 May 9, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) An excessive film, but cinematographically exciting. [Full review in Spanish] Dec 8, 2022 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault A surprisingly awful movie from a generally superb filmmaker. Rated: C- Aug 31, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Maceo J Excellent movie! People should be able to be in a relationship with who they want to be with regardless of color. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/24/23 Full Review Gregory P This is a phenomenal coming of age story of interracial relationships in the 1980s and 90s. These characters are perplexed and multi dimensional. A cultural classic and must needed film of its time. Spike Lee is a genius. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review Steve D My problem with the film lies in the affair and characters not with the actors or dialog. I just couldn't feel for these people. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A typical Spike Lee subject matter Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A provocative movie for it's time (1991), laying bare the racial and ethnic dilemmas that human nature faces, not just in NYC - but everywhere in the world. The conversations were sometimes overdone, but richly revealing nonetheless. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member You got it bad when you have a case of 'jungle fever' This is another one of those early films taking a jab at interracial relationships Spike Lee directs and co-stars starring Wesley Snipes, Annabelle Sciorra, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Brad Dourif, Tim Robbins Flipper works at a firm, has a wife, and a daughter A new recruit named Angela, an Italian White woman is brought in which at first displeases him since he's the only black hire on staff She proves capable though; at home she cooks and takes her of her brothers and father since the mother is dead As time goes on both Flipper and Angela start a forbidden affair which of course stirs up talk and generates hostility because of their skin color It's one thing if hes married but both of them are constrained by a society that doesn't approve of integration Flipper is used to the racial slurs growing up his whole life, Angela has never experienced this kind of treatment and she's swimming in dangerous waters Lots of talk and debate about what's considered right, acceptable when it comes to mixed relationships Are there any good men or women? How many are trusting? How many stay out of committing crimes, being imprisoned, or actually landing successful careers? Who stays with their partner based on skin color? Is character more important than the physical exterior? A lot of people are getting with the times while others have backwards thinking still Perhaps color has everyone on edge cause they cant relate to each other Flipper and Angela are knee deep in social pressure but are determined to combat it Maybe this love conquers everything can't always suceeed The movie has lots of seething realities about this subject addressing sociopolitical themes It changes things for better or worse Spike Lee directs with timely subject matter even if it's ambitious to a fault It's long but makes us think daring us to be interested Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A married black lawyer named Flipper (Wesley Snipes) begins an affair with Angie (Annabella Sciorra), his white secretary. When the news is leaked through an acquaintance, Flipper's wife (Lonette McKee) kicks him out of the house. Flipper decides to begin courting his mistress, only to be greeted by disapproval from friends, family and even strangers. The relationship continues to be strained in a society not ready to accept it, and people are hurt during its inception.
      Director
      Spike Lee
      Producer
      Spike Lee
      Screenwriter
      Spike Lee
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 7, 1991, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 7, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $31.7M
      Runtime
      2h 12m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm