Sorry to Bother You
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
One of my all time favorites.
Most undeservingly overhyped movie of all time??
The biggest problem with this movie is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
RARELY, have I ever seen a movie that turns my gut and encourages the thought of running to my car in the parking lot, and pretending the evening never happened. Sorry to Bother you, did exactly that. I was very excited for this movie, I even drove an hour and a half to see the movie in theaters. In the first few scenes, I could tell it was going to be quirky and odd, something I can definitely appreciate. However, by the end of the film, I felt like someone had dropped me into a blender, I sat in the theater with my mouth hanging open. People can argue that if you did not like this movie, you just "don't appreciate" or "can't grasp it's deeper meaning." Incorrect. This is just a bad movie. You could not pay me to watch it again.
No spoilers here. I'd never heard of this movie or Boots Riley. I saw it on the recommendation of my 23 year old daughter. This film is overflowing with spot-on satire and social commentary. It just nails it. Throughout the film my wife and I were constantly saying to each other (not really constantly, that would have bugged the people around us. Oh yeah, did I mention that the Sunday afternoon showing we attended was FULL? And, yes, it was a nice day outside) we were constantly saying to each other "I have no idea where this is going or how it's going to end." Serious understatement. If you're part of the 50-ish percent of the population who wakes up every day and says to yourself "what in the world is happening to our country", then you should see this film. Sadly, it's not a call to action, but at least tells you--albeit with the subtlety of a frying pan to the head--"you're not alone".
What on earth did I get myself into?I had no idea what this film was about but I toke a chance to got see it... it was all over the place and a little to out there for me.
One of the weirdest movies I've seen... Most of the characters are likable and I especially thought Tessa Thompson was amazing. The ending was unsatisfactory, which is okay if it's done well, but I just sat in my seat and stared at the credits, like, this can't be it...