Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sorry to bother You Review ( Spoilers Kinda) By Corey “Not Sorry” Floyd

In 2018 the idea of Black Entertainment has continued to evolve we're finally enjoying our entertainment little bit more with thought-provoking shows like Insecure,  Blackish and Atlanta and now it's time to take that magic and put it on the Silver Screen. Surprisingly this Silver Screen romp isn't held by Spike Lee or Dave Chappelle Issa Rae or even Donald Glover it's held by a new Gentleman on the same known as Boots Riley is most commonly known on the scene for his soundtrack assemblies. Not only is he the director he's actually the writer of this piece and with this July release going against The Rock's new movie Skyline as well as Adam Sandler's Transylvania 3 I can't help but feel a little concerned for his outing.  But after I saw the first trailer for it made me very hopeful   

with lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson I was sold on the movie alone and a few nights ago I was very fortunate to see a screener of it and now I'm giving my review for you guys trying to make sure you give me a little hint of what do you have to get ready in sit down for. Here's
” Sorry to Bother You”.

It takes place on a version of Earth not too far removed from ours where there's a soulless Corporation Called worry-free lead by an egotistical man played by Armie “don't remind me of the Lone Ranger” Hammer who has literally streamlined slavery. We meet Cassius played by Stanfield I mean at a crossroad between living in his uncle's garage and homelessness. When he's not Ritalin himself with an existential crisis like what's the meaning of life his lovely girlfriend Detroit play by Thompson keeps him grounded. After one of the funniest interviews, I've ever seen that also included props he gets a job at a telemarketing agency. The calling scenes are a visual treat they literally throw him in every scenario right in this face from interrupting a gentleman at dinner they even interrupting a couple having sex it reminds you of how awkward working in telemarketing really is especially if you're like myself and had to experience it. After watching him fail a few times and hilarious fashion 

A co-worker Langston played by Danny Glover (yes he does say he's too old for this shit) shows him that if he wants to make sales he's going to have to use his white voice. And it hilarious and very relatable but they take it to a higher level to the extent that when he uses his white voice it's no longer Stanfield's voice it's actually the voice of David Cross. It's Charming it's disturbing and it also makes me think about how jobs heard me on the phone.  Naturally, the old song goes Mo Money Mo Problems as he gets money from all of his sales and is eventually promoted to a power caller where he has to use his white voice all the time.  He's starting to transform it into something he never thought he would become. 

I refuse to spoil this film because it is the third act that goes off the rails jumps the shark or whatever you want to call it. As a matter of fact, it seems that in that said third Act is where even the audience tends to get lost in the situation. By the end of the film, it's perfectly okay to be confused or even angry. The film is nothing less of a visual Masterpiece a lot of these scenes I definitely would love to have painted on some canvas very masterful visuals. I recently learned that apparently at least 60 one of the shots in this film or filmed in 21 days something extremely uncommon in any Film Production so that shows the amount of dedication on this project. But this film is definitely not for everybody. It's a cross between a Spike Lee Joint,  David Lynch,  Atlanta and The X-Files.  There are definitely awkward moments in our screening because there were certain things that were funny but as a black man I felt but I'm uncomfortable laughing at me and lie because of the maturity white audience.  All in all, I give it a B it drops a grade for the third act.  It's just a little too weird to set my mind at ease I actually started thinking about the TV show Atlanta again and said maybe this will be a movie that they will be watching in their world. 

Yeah that works I'll see everybody next week be sure to tune in to the Amerime Junkies podcast on Spotify as well as Google Plus and iTunes


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