Sorry to Bother You

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Sorry to Bother You
director:
Boots Riley
cast:
Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Danny Glover

Boots Riley made his name as a member of Oakland hip-hop group The Coup before making his debut movie. In Sorry to Bother You he turns his critical eye and eccentric imagery to skewering the telemarketing industry, and corporate America as a whole. Down-on-his-luck Cassius Green (Atlanta and Get Out’s Lakeith Stanfield) breaks through as a telemarketer in an alternative universe’s Oakland by using his “white voice.” However, he must face a difficult choice when he realizes that success comes at the price of turning his back on his loved ones and co-workers. The movie is a satirical, science-fiction, magical realist portrait of a depraved economic system. Audiences will also love Tessa Thompson as Green’s girlfriend Detroit, Terry Crews as Green’s uncle-cum-landlord, and Danny Glover as an older work mentor. “It is a hilarious, moving, crazy, ambitious piece of satire, a film that’s inspired by visual artists like Michel Gondry and the visual language of music videos.” (RogerEbert.com)

website: sorrytobotheryou.movie

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 45 minutes
release year/country
2018 USA