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Sorry To Bother You Blu-ray Review

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“Sorry To Bother You” is too weird for its own good.

Set in Oakland, the dark comedy/sci-fi horror film “Sorry To Bother” revolves around a broke telemarketer named Cassius who is looking to get ahead in life. He gets his chance when he discovers that putting on a white person’s voice makes him a superstar telemarketer. From there on out, he starts climbing up the financial ladder and essentially leaving his friends and loved ones (including his artsy girlfriend Detroit) behind. Once he gets to the top, however, Cassius begins to see things differently (to say the least).

Written and directed by rapper Boots Riley, “Sorry To Bother You” starts out as a promising multi-genre film that delves into thought provoking topics about the haves and have nots, selling out, protests, race, slave labor, and soul crushing 9 to 5 office jobs. As the story unfolds, however, the movie goes off the rails in weird and surrealistic ways. Now, there’s no question it deserves points for creativity and originality, but that can only get you so far. Granted, some may admire its quirky ambitions, but for me, the oddities undercut the important points that Boots Riley is attempting to convey.

Even though the script is out there, the cast is certainly game. Tessa Thompson can do no wrong and she does no wrong here. Lakeith Stanfield is having himself quite a career these last 2 years with “Atlanta,” “Get Out,” and now this. He’s got such a range and I look forward to seeing his future roles. Expect to see a number of solid supporting roles here too by Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, and Danny Glover.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? A bright pristine hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? From the thumping music to the dialogue, this is a sharp audio track.

Extras: * Digital copy * DVD copy * 2 promo trailers and a theatrical trailer for “Sorry To Bother You” * Fox trailers * Still gallery * “Beautiful Clutter With Director Boots Riley”- A 12 minute featurette with Boots Riley talking about his film. * A thoughtful solo commentary by Boots Riley

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October 23, 2018 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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