Well this looks promising. And nutty AF. The trailer for the Sundance favorite Sorry to Bother You has arrived and I STRONGLY urge you to stop what you’re doing and check it out.
Musician-filmmaker Boots Riley delivered the most outlandishly surreal, straight-up WTF movie at this year’s festival, hands down. Get Out’s Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green — a young, underemployed African-American man in Oakland who gets a job working for a telemarketing company that’s a front for a nefarious scheme to turn its workforce into….well, it’s probably better not to say too much. But it’s bonkers. And Armie Hammer, as an amoral tycoon in a sarong, somehow manages to keep a straight face through all of the insanity. Riley’s film feels like the bastard child of Repo Man and The Twilight Zone filtered through the brain of Spike Jonze. When you’re not convulsing with laughter, it’s also a biting satire about being black in America and trying to get ahead while keeping it real.
Says Patton Oswalt (who’s in it) “If GET OUT was race through the prism of THE STEPFORD WIVES, then this is race through the prism of DR. STRANGELOVE. Good God”
Trailer for #SorryToBotherYou is here! Finished watching it an hour ago. It is…even CRAZIER than this fucked-up trailer. If GET OUT was race through the prism of THE STEPFORD WIVES, then this is race through the prism of DR. STRANGELOVE. Good God. https://t.co/mifDUd5g7J
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 11, 2018
Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, Tessa Thompson, Patton Oswald, Terry Crews, and my darling Steven Yeun…
It hits theaters July 6.