Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
Spread The Viralist

Expect the unexpected in Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You — an outrageously surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.


Recommended For You

About the Author: Sorry to Bother You


  1. Spoiler:

    Soooo Mr.___ is Mr. Left Eye. Just how they wanted him to be the fake MLK for the horses (which I believe he did at the end of the movie) Lefteye also started this “rebellious organization under Worryfree’s control. I wouldn’t be surprised if Squeeze is in on it too.

  2. This brings a whole new meaning to the term 'wage slave'. I expected funny, quirky, and irreverent and this delivered without once being predictable. A couple of spots were painfully awkward, there were a few abrupt emotional shifts, and jokes that did not stick the landing, but this is an otherwise well told story and for a first time director, its flaws are forgivable. Overall 7.5/10. Worth a watch for sure.

  3. Omari's character is the whole movie.

    Let me explain.

    Omari was the face of the Power Callers. From the first instant we see him waiting at the golden elevator, shiny suit, pimp hat, fancy mustache/beard, eye patch this man is the definition of fly and original. When we're introduced to him he's so nice we dont even get to find out his name. But he's the one that personally called up Cash upstairs to the PC's.
    "You were the best decision I've ever made."
    He was the one that bonded Cash together with the CEO. He reveals his true voice to cash, explaining to him that after [his meeting with Armie Hammer,] Everything will change. And it did.
    Now as we know, Armie's Plan is to send Cash down the ranks, stir up a horse revolution, and be the company's eyes and ears during the controlled revolt.
    And isn't that exactly what Omari's character did?
    He hand chose Cash up the ranks knowing that he'd eventually revolt himself, and afterwards, Omari's character suddenly dipped. Specifically when Cash had succeeded in blocking the PC's from entering the building. Omari's job in starting a revolution is done. Scratch that HE WALKED OVER THE FALLEN OFFICERS WITH A SMIRK ON HIS FACE.
    And speaking of face?
    The group actively trying to take down the corporation know as WorryFree was know as Left Eye.
    Guess what eye Omari's eye patch is on?

    And this brings up an even bigger question. Who sent Omari down to start a revolution. And would that mean we're all inside a even larger world of labor that WorryFree was trying to create?

  4. First and second act were very well done. Everything after the party though… rushed and quite a bit of nonsense. I hate the "be an activist or you're a bad person" mentality. All in all, a surreal and well-made movie though.

Comments are closed.