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Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun



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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success - which propels him into a macabre universe.

Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick, Danny Glover

Release Date: July 6th
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/

This was a popular film at Sundance this year.

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sor...other_you_2018
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This opens limited on Friday and wide on the 13th.

Currently 95% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sor...other_you_2018
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

The trailers for this look freaking hysterical ... excited to see this one!
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Just saw this. this movie goes places
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Just saw this. this movie goes places
I donít know what I just saw.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

right??
I loved it, but it's insane.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

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right??
I loved it, but it's insane.
What did you love about it?

One thing I did enjoy was the soundtrack by Tune-yards.

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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

The humor*... The style (very Scott Pilgrim meets Michel Gondry at times)... the soundtrack... Stanfield, Thompson, and Hammer were all great... some of the smaller roles maybe not so much. The
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slavery/prison stuff and Equisasapians were anything but subtle, but themes that totally worked for me. And I loved the dumb video Hammer shows... which I think was actually directed by Gondry if I caught the credit correctly...

The "White" voices... All of it.

It might end up a bomb at the box office... But I think it's destined to be a classic.

*I genuinely laughed at a ton of the jokes and sight gags in it, where most of my audience was pretty silent, for shame.

Edit: maybe less Scott Pilgrim and more Brazil? Maybe....

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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

This is a must see for me this weekend. I love film and tv that play with surreal elements.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
The humor*... The style (very Scott Pilgrim meets Michel Gondry at times)... the soundtrack... Stanfield, Thompson, and Hammer were all great... some of the smaller roles maybe not so much. The
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slavery/prison stuff and Equisasapians were anything but subtle, but themes that totally worked for me. And I loved the dumb video Hammer shows... which I think was actually directed by Gondry if I caught the credit correctly...

The "White" voices... All of it.

It might end up a bomb at the box office... But I think it's destined to be a classic.

*I genuinely laughed at a ton of the jokes and sight gags in it, where most of my audience was pretty silent, for shame.

Edit: maybe less Scott Pilgrim and more Brazil? Maybe....
I believe the credit was "Michel Dongry" as a joke.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Ah, that makes sense.

So I take it you did not enjoy the film? You haven't said anything other than you liked the music
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

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Ah, that makes sense.

So I take it you did not enjoy the film? You haven't said anything other than you liked the music
I'm really not sure...

I think it is something I'd need to see again to really give an opinion. I guess I just wasn't expecting it to get so surreal.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

I loved it and it was insane!
reminded me of Idiocracy
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

The credit for the Claymation movie was Michael Condry or something but I’m guessing the Gondry actually directed it.

I really liked the first 2 acts but that third act. Just too wierd.

We did not see that coming at all.

Felt like a movie that they didn’t know how to end so they just went over the top.

Wonder why they blurred it out every time someone said his bosses name, the guy who Patton Oswalt voiced.

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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Endlessly inventive, entertaining, and clever. My favorite film of the year so far.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

That movie was nuts.

I liked the music in it.

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Wonder why they blurred it out every time someone said his bosses name, the guy who Patton Oswalt voiced.
The character's name in the credits was "Mr. _______"
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

maybe his name was Mr Batman but they they couldnt get the rights so they just blanked it out
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Wow. Really enjoyed this. The confrontation where Cassius and his best friend were fighting through compliments was the hardest I've laughed in a theater in awhile. Didn't really click with the execution of the very end but a 10/10 for me still. Can't wait to see it again.

Best directorial debut since District 9.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Wow, that was crazy and awesome. Agree with Dan that it’s got a Brazil vibe, and The Bus in that it’s my favorite film of the year so far.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Wow, what a strange fucking movie. When I heard this was a "magical realism" sort of movie like Being John Malkovich or Eternal Sunshine, I had to see it.

Felt like a mashup of in-your-face outlandishness like Scott Pilgrim mashed up with John Malkovich's surreal weirdness and a bit of maybe Requiem for a Dream or maybe Shane Corruth's Upstream Color, if you kept just the weirdness of it.

While Eternal Sunshine is my 2nd favorite movie, I didn't like this THAT much. But I did really like it.

It was interesting that the movie didn't go for subtlety most of the time, but instead beat you over the head with its message, kinda like Idiocracy or Officespace?

Btw: trying to not spoil anyone, but at the end, did anyone feel like him turning on them had been an act and that maybe he actually took the money? Cause at the very end it seemed like he was kinda exactly in the position the CEO guy wanted him in. I felt like, well that didn't seem likely, it was left open enough that it was possible.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

Took the money? No.

Hammer turned him into that without his consent. Don’t you remember when Hammer took him into his office during the party.
That’s probably why they were breaking into his office.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

The "on the nose" factor worked well with the tone of the movie. I was laughing constantly at most of it. Thoroughly entertaining, it reminded me most of Gregg Araki's 90s movies (The Doom Generation, Nowhere, etc; ), but with more coherence, comedy and better pacing.
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

So, about this movie...

I loved that Riley took chances and was so visually creative in the first half. Cash's desk falling into people's homes during his calls was pretty awesome, except his call to the elderly widow which was rather heartbreaking. I was a phone jockey for over ten years and really appreciated that a filmmaker took a deep-ish dive (albeit an OTT one) into that industry.

I have to say that I admired this film more than I liked it, though. I loved the creativity of the first half but was less taken by the movie once
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Cash became a Power Caller. I don't mind dipping a toe into surrealist waters every now and then, but when they got to the horse-human hybrids, I had to tap out because it just flat-out didn't work for me.
I also felt the white voice gag was amusing at first, but it went on too long and the movie wound up running it into the ground.

Also, I totally get that comedy is highly subjective, but I'm sorry to say the jokes didn't land for me. I smiled at a few bits but never laughed out loud, not even at the compliments battle (which I thought was pretty inspired) or Cash's rap.

I know this film really won over a lot of people, and I'm super thrilled about that because I really want to see Riley bring his creativity and energy to more movies. For me, I would have to file this one under "a glorious misfire".
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Re: Sorry to Bother You (2018, D: Riley) S: Stanfield, Thompson, Hammer, Yeun

I just came back from this and it was surreal to say the least, but it worked for me. Saw it at one of theaters where they play stuff that's been out for a while, so my ticket was only $2.50. MOney well spent and I used Atom, and got my free ticket off of it.

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