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Things aren’t going brilliantly for Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield). He’s living out of his uncle’s garage and the only job he can find, as a low-level telemarketer, he isn’t particularly good at. That is, until an older black colleague gives him one simple piece of advice: speak in a “white voice”. This proves to be the key to immediate professional success and Cassius begins to shoot up the corporate ladder.
Written and directed by rapper Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You is a fierce and very funny satire, bursting with ideas. Announcing a major new talent, and perhaps the most stridently anti-capitalist film ever to come out of Hollywood, this is radical, dazzling and unmissable.
“Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You is an adrenalin-shot of a comedy and a fearless dissection of identity politics, corporate malevolence, and the American tendency to look the other way when confronted with horror” Brian Tallerico ROGEREBERT.COM