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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU - Review
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Director: Boots Riley
Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer
Plot: A telemarketer finds himself stuck between his unionizing co-workers, his girlfriend, and a huge promotion that comes with unwanted issues
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
I tried so hard to like this movie. There is something about it that is great. Unfortunately, it plays out in an amateurish way and loses the essence of everything that is great about it. This movie would do well to have a person standing at the exit door saying "Sorry you had to watch that," as you leave.
There are way too many useless moments throughout the film. I'm sure they were a lot of fun to shoot, but this film needed a better editor to make sure those moments didn't make the final cut. All they do is slow down the pace of the movie and confuse the person watching the film.
This movie clocks in at an hour and 45 minutes, but it feels so much longer. At one point I looked at the time and was shocked that only 30 minutes had passed. This is one of the slowest films I have ever witnessed.
There are also several choices made in the telling of the story that make no sense. I'm sure there is some deep and meaningful reason why one of the bosses has a name that is bleeped out every time it is said, but for the normal movie goer this is nothing more than a confusing annoyance.
This is the kind of movie that many movie critics will rave about because they want you to think that they know so much more than you when it comes to the art of movies. The reality is, this is a long, boring flick with a twist that is way too weird for it's own good.
I was sitting next to a guy I didn't know and when the film was over I turned to him and asked him if that was weird. He said, "Yeah, man. That was way too weird. My girlfriend picked this movie. She owes me now. I'm picking the next three."
That's pretty mush all you need to know.