Hey there readers, Dan The Movie Man here, Sorry To Bother You, but have you considered seeing Boots Riley’s directorial debut Sorry To Bother You?… Sort of? Well, hopefully I can be of some assistance.
Sorry To Bother You tells the story of Cassius Green, a man in desperate need for some money who lucks his way into a telemarking job. Whilst working he soon discovers the power and success that comes with the use of a White Voice. Riley crafts an ambitious and unique vision of racial stigmas and the perils of capitalism in what is the most 2018 film of the year. Ambitious to a fault, Riley’s film is oversaturated with events and gets a bit messy. However, I believe this complimented the films bold postmodern style quite nicely. Sorry To Bother You oozes energy, surrealism and social relevance in such a volume that it overshadows its own sins.
Overall, the film boasts a great ensemble cast, gripping plot developments and a bold personality that belongs in 2018. Boots Riley makes an impact, establishing himself as a filmmaker to look out for. I for one am certainly excited to see what he does next.