Sign In. Jungle Fever Hide Spoilers. Fitfully interesting but lacks a strong point and doesn't hang together all that well bob the moo 18 December Flipper Purify is a successful architect with a beautiful wife and a smart young daughter back at his apartment.
Remember back in the day when Spike Lee was cranking them out back to back, year after year? Sometimes that era feels like it was a million years ago. Other times, it seems like it was just yesterday. On this very date, in , he ignited his fifth official joint, Jungle Fever , and we all lined up to watch the tale of an interracial love triangle that wreaked havoc and destroyed lives from Harlem to Bensonhurst and back again. Queen Latifah made her big-screen debut as that attitudinal waitress Lashawn, and there was also Samuel L. Jackson and then-newcomer Halle Berry, who nearly stole the whole damn movie as two of the most convincing crackheads on film, ever. Earlier this spring, I was scrolling through the channels and saw that Jungle Fever was playing on a Thursday, at midnight.
Jungle Fever is a American romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee. Jungle Fever explores the beginning and end of an extramarital interracial relationship against the urban backdrop of the streets of New York City in the late s. The film received positive reviews, with particular praise for Samuel L. Jackson's performance.
Too often, he believes, when blacks and whites go to bed with one another, they are motivated, not by love or affection, but by media-based myths about the sexual allure of the other race. Lee has explained this belief in countless interviews, and yet it remains the murkiest element in his new film, which is brilliant when it examines the people who surround his feverish couple, but uncertain when it comes to the lovers themselves. The victims of "Jungle Fever" are Wesley Snipes as Flipper, an affluent, married, successful architect, and Annabella Sciorra as Angie, a temporary office worker.