Release Date: July 6, 2018.
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Omari Hardwick, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, et al.
Sorry To Bother You is my kind of movie. The weird and beautiful kind.
Set in an alternative universe, the movie tells the story of Cassius ‘Cash’ Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a young African-American telemarketer who develops a white accent to thrive at his new job. Fortitude seems to smile on him and he continues to rise up the ladder, until the point where he needs to make a choice – make money at the expense of humanity or join his friends in their protest for a better work pay.
The way things went from a zero to one hundred is really quite shocking and, by extension, amusing. It’s a dark-comedy after all. And because the movie doesn’t take itself too serious even in the light of seemingly serious issues, it scores more points for keeping things light, simple, yet refreshingly new.
One the thing about starring in a TV show is the inability and, most times, unavailability to feature in other projects. So, understandably, I was very excited when I found out Lakeith of FX’s Atlanta had been cast as lead for this project. Same way I was excited to see Omari Hardwick (Power) and Steve Yeun (The Walking Dead) were also involved. Tessa Thompson, too, shines here just like in every project she’s been in recent years.
The horse thing was amusing. I thought the CGI was decent for its low budget
If you ask me, Sorry To Bother You is the movie revelation of the year 2018 just like Get Out was last year. After that surprise ending there’s possibility for a sequel and I can’t wait to see if this becomes a franchise.
Directed by: Boots Riley
Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5