In this satirical comedy, a black telemarketer's prowess as a salesman skyrockets when he adopts a "white voice." As he scales the corporate ladder, his personal loyalties, his activist girlfriend and his CEO's questionable ethics prompt him to examine his conscience. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, and Steven Yeun. Directed by Boots Riley.~Kyle Lavigne
This is this year’s “Get Out.” “Sorry to Bother You” has something to say about the way we treat hourly wage workers. I kept getting Spike Jonze and Spike Lee impressions all throughout.
The key winners here are Boots Riley and Lakeith Stanfield. Stanfield nails it. Director/writer, Riley, has a lot to say. His film is truly loaded. The main thing and sad thing that I got out of this was that people will often just accept and adapt to whatever is put upon them. My only gripe is the film made some odd editing choices, but mostly forgivable.
Again, “Sorry to Bother You” is very much a social thriller/comedy in the vein of “Get Out” and makes for another good chapter in modern-day filmmaking.
Sorry To Bother You Will Humor You & Keep You Woke
I wanted to see this when it was at the movie theaters. Due to my schedule I had no free time to check it out. I found the BluRay at Best Buy and man this film is off the hook in more ways than one! It was shot in my hometown Oakland so I automatically took interest. This movie is the craziest thing I've seen since Get Out 2 years ago. They say that slavery would be back in effect in 1995 but it never went out of existence. Just in different forms. In this film you see how people are used and manipulated for someone else's gain. Just like in the movie Get Out, a lot of stereotypes about black people and black men in particular were confronted. It was good to see Bay Area native Danny Glover in the flick as well as Mistah FAB making his cameo appearance. Shout out to Boots Riley from The Coup for making this film happen no doubt!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Awesome Movie and Blu-ray
I was hoping to get a 4K + Blu-ray release of this movie but the studio decided to only release it on Blu-ray + DVD instead. Shame. Although a great movie and good Blu-ray release, they could have most definitely put more effort into making this a higher quality product in terms of video (for 4K) and audio (Dolby ATMOS).
Technical stuff aside, this is a great movie and worth adding to your movie media collection if you're looking for something a little... different. Over all, recommended!