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I hate myself :)

Directed by Joanna Arnow
United States, 2013
Documentary, Comedy, Drama


I hate myself :) finds Arnow documenting her relationship with her boyfriend James, a Texan poet who incites racial tensions at his Harlem open mic. Although James’s charisma and confidence endear him to Joanna, he soon spirals out of control, drinking more heavily and provoking conflicts.

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I hate myself :) Directed by Joanna Arnow

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  • Renton47's rating of the film I hate myself :)

    Oh wow, a self-excoriation of Jewishness, of femininity, of America, in the rawest manner. The title at once endlessly honest and a sick joke, and the unpleasantness only increases when Arnow removes any comforts of victimisation. Does it feel a stunt? One benefited by none, the parents bit veering too much to cruel experiment. But its mainly masochist, our indulgence of confident destructive obnoxious men :D

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