Sorry to Bother You
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.
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Boots Riley makes a statement with his debut feature film. Led by solid performances from Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Armie Hammer, Sorry to Bother You is a bright spot in an otherwise dim summer full of mindless blockbusters.
"Unlike anything you have ever seen before"
Boots Riley's directorial debut is a movie unlike anything you have ever seen before. Very rarely do we see films that so directly address the effects of capitalism on Americans, particularly marginalized communities. Not only does this movie have a necessary social message that I think we should all open our ears to, it's also one hell of a fun ride.
"Less fun and more thought provoking than I expected"
I had to take notes of scenes to reanalyze because of how truly dense and intentional each moment was. Also Armie hammer.
"Boots Riley can bother me all he wants because he has a bright future ahead of him as a filmmaker."
From beginning to end, there are so many elements that make this film feel oddly entertaining, yet you also get so much from its message & question what the fuck you just watched. People complain about the lack of original films and will probably not watch this movie, unfortunately. This film is wholly original and the screenplay is brilliant.
"It is a world where comedy, slight horror, and drama can all coexist in harmony"
"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.
"If Kaufman, Peele, and Aronofsky all did lines of coke before writing a script together, it would look like this"
Please go see this movie... I want to see more like it and less like the summer blockbusters I've been subjecting myself to the last two months.
"To say this movie is bonkers is an understatement; it’s freakin’ crazy.
Movie trailers can tell you a lot about the movie you are going to see. Sometimes it can even show too much. But in the case of Sorry to Bother You, the previews make it feel as though it is a completely different movie… but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
"Just a lot of fun to watch"
This is one of those movies that can be deep if you want to think about it, but can also just be fun to watch if you don't.