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Sorry to bother you

"Sorry to Bother You" is a fantastically written movie that captures your interest as soon as the first scene begins.

This movie is just a provoking story that might just leave you in your seat for a few minutes, as the final credits come on the screen. However, it is all worth it to see a movie that has shaken the bounds of what it means to be a successful movie and tell a story without the standard narrative arc of an exposition to climax to resolution.

It is a movie that entreats its viewer to question the very message of the movie or simply just sit back and enjoy it. The story consists of wonderful fragmented pieces that are woven so fluidly with one another that you do not mind being tugged in different directions. The story has underlying messages of corporate capitalism, the struggles of a working-class, and marginalized people’s issues and protests. In the midst of all of these messages is humor and a vibrancy that seems to lift the gravity of the situation the characters are in. Perhaps binding these hard topics with comedy, almost an absurd humor, and grotesqueness at times, such as with Tessa Thompson’s character’s living art piece or Armie Hammer’s alchemy or rather fusion of horses and humans, sends the viewer into another world. It is a world where comedy, slight horror, and drama can all coexist in harmony.

The characters also have their own vibrancy and in-depth characterizations. Often times it is easy for some characters to be lost in translation, when there are so many wonderful actors and actresses taking up the screen. However, "Sorry to Bother You" is a prime example of how having a wonderful cast of talented people can demonstrate that a movie can have three-dimensional people. Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, and others all had their own level of importance and they all played a pivotal role in moving the story along.