• Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You

Release Date: July 6th, 2018

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2018

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Michael X. Sommers, Danny Glover

Director: Boots Riley

Genres: Science fiction , Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Significant Prods.

Distributors: Annapurna Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Quest, Amusing, Office, Friend, Hilarious, Rise, Relationships, Madcap, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    While the filmmaking is raw, undisciplined and groaning under a cargo of self-conscious quirks, it scores points for originality and wacky creativity show more

  • 50
    Anthony KaufmanScreen International

    Riley so wants to make strong criticisms about everything from racial stereotyping to corporate greed that he forgets the need for a real person to root for at the story’s core. show more

  • 80
    Inkoo KangSlate

    Sorry to Bother You is so smart and so potent for so long — and so inventive yet thoughtfully measured in its use of the absurd — that the flaws simply give way. You don’t remember the endings of dreams, after all — just the parts that left you in a pool of your own sweat. show more

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