Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sorry to Bother You Review - 3½ Stars

Tired of the same old, same old? Then step right up to the jaw-dropping science fiction comedy satire "Sorry to Bother You." Musician Boots Riley wrote and directed this mash-up about class, race and revolution. Lakeith Stanfield plays an ordinary guy, trying to satisfy his artist girlfriend Tessa Thompson. Stanfield's best remembered as the first victim in "Get Out." Thompson broke through in the comedy "Dear White People." Starting his new job as a telemarketer, old-timer Danny Glover gives Stanfield some sage advice, "use your white voice." Soon, he's breaking sales records and starts winning promotions. Meanwhile back in the pits, his friends form a union and stage a walk-out. While they starve, our man on the way up continues his rise, resulting in an invitation to a party at the owner's mansion. Armie Hammer plays the boss as a coked out, clueless goon, scheming to enslave his workers and make them more productive. "Sorry to Bother You" roars along with outrageous dialog & situations, and concludes with a punch in the gut. The audience gasped & laughed and screamed with delight. "Sorry to Bother You," rated "R," 3½ stars. Does it deliver what it promises? Outrageous comedy sci-fi satire. Is it entertaining? Laugh-out-loud funny. Is it worth the price of admission? Always great to find something really different.